IR35 reforms delayed until April 2021

The government has postponed the controversial reforms to the IR35 tax rules for 12 months in an attempt to alleviate pressure on business in view of Covid-19.  The changes, which would have made medium and large private sector businesses in the UK responsible for assessing whether contractors should be treated as employees for tax purposes, were due to come into force next month, but now won’t be implemented until 6 April 2021.  The controversial reforms had led to concern that many self employed contractors could be put out of work, so the delay has been welcomed by many.  The pause gives businesses longer to prepare, and allows them to focus on the wider challenges currently being faced.

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