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The Finance Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 22 July

So, the new Off-Payroll rules will be law from 6th April 2021. Here’s a link from the House of Commons Library that explains how it came in to force. 

Interestingly it recognised that “this reform has been quite controversial”, but that’s as far as it goes. Maybe the rest of the story will be in a movie some day. 

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The proof that private sector IR35 reform will trigger a UK worker exodus is me

An article in Contractor UK sharing the story of great talent leaving the UK…

“…I’m a UK tech entrepreneur now sat on the train to Heathrow airport, heading to the UAE for the foreseeable future.

My leaving the UK is a direct result of the incoming off-payroll framework, and the impact that it has had on my award-winning IT consultancy…” 

Contractor Opinions Wanted

Paul Lloyd from Brookson Group has shared this survey for contractors to complete.

There’s a chance of winning one of five £100 vouchesr too if you’re lucky!

Unpacking HMRC’s non-responsive IR35 reform response to the Lords: practical clues

Last week we shared the response, now here’s a review of it by Rebecca Seeley Harris in Contractor UK.

“The government’s response on July 15th to the report from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee on off-payroll working is yet another nail in the coffin of contracting as we know it…

It is predictably dismissive of the Lords’ report but, that is no surprise. The government has been intent on bringing in the off-payroll reforms to the private sector in essence since IR35 was first conceived. The public sector reforms were just the testing ground.”

Government Call for Evidence Tackling Disguised Remuneration Tax Avoidance

Thank you Kirti Shukla for sharing this here…

Gov welcome views on proposals to tackle promoters, and other enablers, of tax avoidance schemes that would reduce their scope to market these schemes.

This consultation closes at
11:45pm on 15 September 2020


New Recruiter Reveals All! Podcast – First episode date announced as Thursday 30th July

Last week we shared that this podcast was coming soon, now we know it’s Thursday 30th July. Watch out for a link from  @RecruiterMag.

The first episode features Dave Chaplin of IR35Shield  and Contractor Calculator fame. They’ll be talking about the countdown to IR35 compliance.

Follow them to catch the date when it’s announced.

Contractors, want to test a new tool and have free access for 12 months?

We’re gathering names of interested contractors who would like to be involved in testing and feeding back on a new IR35/Contractor tool at MVP stage. It will be available from mid August.

We can’t say any more than that I’m afraid, however volunteering will result in free access for 12 months.

Just contact us at and we’ll hook you up.


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