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Financial Bill Committee Stage Call For Evidence

The Financial Bill 2019-21 progresses to Committee Stage and The Scrutiny Unit calls the PUBLIC to provide evidence. The Public Committee Scrutiny Unit have provided a full Guideline however StopIR35 campaign provided a summary guide.

Importantly you need to submit your personal statement by close of business Monday 1st June 2020, ready for the first meeting on 4th June. 

Dave Chaplin also provided a recap of where we are;

1) Finance Bill is making it’s way through the Commons. It’s not yet law.
2) Conservative rebels still keen to force a delay.
3) Committee Stage starts 4th June.
4) Report stage after that.

Dave confirmed that no-one will have cast iron certainty until the start of July, when the Bill passes to the Lords, and then gets Royal Assent.

So, take a break from the sun, pop open your laptop and provide your evidence.

Before you head back out for a socially distant BBQ…

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Employment tribunal victory for umbrella employee means disaster for umbrella companies

Martyn Valentine posted a comprehensive article on LinkedIn sharing how the judgment in P Weldon v 6Cats UK Ltd 2410288/2019 has far-reaching implications for the recruitment industry now and for medium and large clients once the off-payroll legislation is finally enacted.

As always with posts we share, useful for the discussion in the comments as well as the post itself. 

How do you pick your substitute?

We don’t normally share commercial posts unless we’re reviewing products and services, but there are some good cautionary messages in here by Adam Topham regarding the substitution clause.

Worth considering how you’d choose yours and ensuring it’s in line with successful case law outcomes. 

“In short, HMRC’s guidance is wrong” 

Given the continued analysis and conversations surrounding the PGMOL case, it’s worth keeping an eye on the extent of the impact of this case. 

As Simon Moore shares in this article in Contractor UK “The UK’s foremost IR35 status experts are asking what may be the final questions about CEST remaining in use, in light of a court indirectly joining a Lords’ inquiry in ruling against it.”

…and finally,

Thank you Kirti Shukla for sharing and tagging us on LinkedIn this morning so we could include that Tim Farron is live on BBC Politics on 5th June 8pm (that’s why we’re a bit late sending… sorry, hopefully worth it 🙂 )

Tim Farron initiated EDM 13 for IR35 reforms.

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