IR35: Delayed until April 2021

The Government has announced a delay to the IR35 reform within the private sector, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 
Enforcement of the changes have now been deferred until 6th April 2021.

Although this is a deferral rather than a cancellation, it’s a welcome development for everyone in our industry. We’ll continue to keep you informed on the changes but for now, this news means that end clients within the private sector will not be required to make IR35 status determinations until 2021.  

You can view the announcement made by Stephen Barclay MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury here

Should you have any queries about any upcoming bookings in light of the news, please get in touch with our Compliance Manager, Marilyn Fernandes. [email protected]

Click here to read our article on the legislative developments that were due to take effect from the 6th April 2020. We will update this in due time.

Click here to read our FAQ for freelancers.  These are up to date in so far as the rules which were to take place in April 2020, though it’s possible some aspects of the legislation may change by the time it comes into effect in April 2021.  We are monitoring this closely and will advise our clients and freelancers of any updates.