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18 March 2020

18 March 2020

IR35 reforms delayed in UK for a year due to coronavirus

Off-payroll working rules will come into effect on 6 April 2021

Great news for the recruitment industry! Yesterday evening (17th March) it was announced that the IR35 (off-payroll working) reforms that would have applied for people contracting their services to large or medium-sized organisations outside the public sector will be pushed back by 12 months, in light of the covid-19 outbreak.  

The announcement made by Stephen Barclay MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said it had been brought in to help businesses and individuals in the current climate. He confirmed that the decision was “a deferral, not a cancellation, and the government remains committed to reintroducing this policy”. The rules will now come into force from 6 April 2021.

Jill Showell, Managing Director for Bespoke Careers London, says “this news will come as a welcome relief for many in the recruitment industry at a difficult time. At Bespoke Careers we’ve worked closely with our clients and contractors over the last 6 months to educate ourselves on the potential implications of these new rules. We will continue to do so to ensure we are all in a good place for when the rules come into effect next year.” 

The full parliamentary announcement can be viewed here

If you would like to discuss the IR35 announcement or if you have been affected by loss of resource due to IR35, please do not hesitate to get in touch for assistance:

Oliver Lamb - Architecture contract
E: oliver.l@bespokecareers.com
M: 07391 865564

Eva Wright - Architecture contract
E: eva.w@bespokecareers.com
M: 07825 151866

Skyla Medeiros - Interiors contract
E: skyla.m@bespokecareers.com
M: 07824 667291

Macy Mak - Business Support contract
E: macy.m@bespokecareers.com
M: 07824 607859


Author: Kat Allenby, Global Head of Communications, Bespoke Careers

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