The start of a new year is often a time of reflection and with the impending reform of IR35 (off-payroll working) rules in April 2020, this is a good time to reflect on recent IR35 tribunal cases to highlight the importance of the client/contractor coming to its own decision on whether IR35 applies to a particular contract; rather than merely adopting HMRC’s view in accordance with HMRC’s guidance.
The principles within this article are as applicable to those working in the public sector as the private sector.
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Following the reform to IR35 in the public sector in April 2017, it was almost inevitable that we would see such reform in the private sector at some stage in the future. The recent Budget has confirmed that date to be April 2020.
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