11 Dec 2017

IR35 private sector timeline

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The government have confirmed that they will consult on whether to change IR35 in the private sector next summer and will then confirm any legislation or proposed changes in the 2018 Autumn Budget.

This is good news for any individuals working through their own personal service companies as they can continue to operate in the same way without worrying about any change coming into effect in April 2018.

The Government have also delayed making any changes regarding worker rights following the Matthew Taylor Review. It was originally said that they would map out proposed changes by the end of the year and this has now been pushed back to next year. This will not be welcome by trade unions and workers that feel they are being exploited by their employers but it is believed the delay is in part because of Brexit and the fear of increasing employers’ costs at a time when the economy is somewhat fragile. This area has had a lot of attention in the press and so it is not likely to be too longer before worker rights are back in the spotlight but in the meantime it is business as usual.