IPSE Demands IR35 Review
After welcoming the Conservative victory, IPSE demands IR35 review as promised by Chancellor Sajid Javid.
First of all the Lib Dems promised an IR35 review. Then Labour promised contractors one as well.
Then a few days before the election Chancellor Sajid Javid promised an IR35 Review too. Now IPSE want the new Government to keep their promise on IR35.
IPSE welcomes the new government and IR35 review promise
Said IPSE’s Chris Bryce “We welcome Mr Johnson’s new government and look forward to working with it in the coming months and years to get a fair deal for freelancers – particularly on IR35.
“We campaigned hard against the disastrous changes to IR35, and we will be holding Chancellor Sajid Javid to his promise to review them.
IPSE Demands IR35 Review Promise Kept
“To truly support the self-employed, this government must also halt the changes, which are due in April, while a full review is carried out. Time is short: the new Conservative government must act now to protect this vital sector.
“The self-employed sector is not only a vital and growing part of the workforce: it is also one of the great dynamos of the British economy. This government now has the chance to supercharge it with a new deal for freelancers, but that must start with halting and carrying out its pledge to review IR35.”
Well, that’s great news then.
Big Change of Mind for Sajid Javid
Although he seems to have changed his mind since the Queen’s Speech which said “We will increase fairness and and flexibility in the labour market by stopping the self employed and workers experiencing significantly different outcomes from flexible forms of working.”
Thank goodness he has changed his mind.
Treasury Minister Reckons Only 10% of Contractors IR35 Compliant
Then there is Treasury Minister Jess Norman saying recently when answering a question in Parliament on IR35 “There is only 10% compliance in this area”.
One presumes he, Boris and Sajid intend to make the other 90% ‘compliant’ too. After all these years of IR35 they still believe that only one in ten contractors are compliant with IR35.
But luckily it seems that hey have changed their minds and discovered the IR35 reforms need a review.
And they have a whopping majority to make sure this IR35 review happens.
That’s a lucky escape for contractors.
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