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IR35 Reform Deferred until April 2021

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Stephen Barclay, 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 is a welcome development for everyone in our industry. We will of course 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.

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. In the meanwhile, we are here ready to pick up the conversation again on IR35 when you are!

Should you have any queries in light of this announcement, please get in touch with our Compliance Manager, Marilyn Fernandes.