• Draft legislation for the extension of IR35 rules expected in the summer
  • Consultation on the detail of the reform is expected in the New Year 2019
  • HMRC has ‘challenged’ the public authority over blanket decisions and ‘provided education and support to correct the position
  • Forum members raised concerns over inability to prepare until medium to large sized private companies have sight of the legislation and supporting guidance
  • Meetings with stakeholders underway to discuss the CEST tool improvements
  • Wider reform of the employment status rules would be a “longer-term issue” whereas there is an “immediate need to tackle non-compliance in the private sector with the off-payroll rules
  • HMRC confirm that they will focus on ensuring businesses comply with the rules rather than targeting historic cases


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