Full steam ahead with railroading IR35

There’s no turning back now. From 6 April, under new IR35 legislation, public sector end-clients will be responsible for determining whether their contractors are inside IR35. If found to be inside, contractors must have tax and National Insurance Contributions deducted at source via PAYE.

We have lobbied hard to help government understand the wide-ranging impact. However, policy makers have repeatedly said that only those contractors who are not compliant with current IR35 legislation will be affected. This is simply not the case in practice where, in the absence of proper guidance at an early stage, we are seeing end-clients with no option but to make...

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