On the back of the latest announcement from the Government that the Changes to the operation of the off-payroll working rules will only apply to payments made for services provided on or after 6 April 2020, HMRC has announced today ahead of the publication of the government’s review. The formal publication of a review into the implementation of changes to the off-payroll working rules is due to conclude in February.
Link here for the full article: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hmrc-announces-change-to-the-off-payroll-working-rules?utm_source=97e6297a-32de-42b9-a587-16e083a2fe82&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=weekly.
The House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee has launched an inquiry into the Finance Bill 2019-20, with a specific focus on the government’s proposal to extend the off-payroll working rules. The inquiry will cover how the rules have affected the public sector, what the impact on private organisations will be, whether the system to determine tax status for workers is currently clear, and whether there could be simpler ways in which the objective of the new rules might be achieved. The House of Lords committee has called on those affected by the changes to the IR35 rules to submit evidence to the inquiry by 25th February, find the details on how you can submit evidence and other information here: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/economic-affairs-finance-bill-sub-committee/news-parliament-2019/call-for-evidence2019/?utm_source=APSCo+UK+-+2020+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=53cfd97b5c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_19_01_57_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_aca97c58ac-53cfd97b5c-32668039
In the meantime, MPI and our clients are still preparing; although determinations are being made, the hopes for them to be communicated during February may now be subject to delay due to these announcements indicating that other changes may also be imminent. As always, any queries relating to IR35 and off payroll working can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.