Contractors: You can now contribute to the IR35 inquiry

13th February 2020


Two months ahead of the implementation date of off-payroll tax in the private sector, the House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee has invited Contractors and relevant stakeholders to contribute into the IR35 inquiry.


As detailed on the Parliament website, the inquiry will focus on the planned extension of the off-payroll working rules – which were introduced to the public sector in 2017 – to businesses within the private sector that are set to be implemented from April 2020.


More specifically the inquiry will cover:



Dave Chaplin, CEO of our partner, ContractorCalculator, has urged the Contracting community and anyone potentially impacted by the off-payroll tax to make the most of what could be the last opportunity to implicate change:


“With Government showing no intention of postponing the private sector implementation, those impacted have little time left to voice their experiences of this draconian legislation. We urge any party even remotely affected by the Off-Payroll Tax to contribute to this inquiry to enable the Lords committee to form an accurate representation of the private and public sector impact.”


As Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, Chair of the Finance Bill Sub-Committee, said:


“To inform our work we want to hear from as broad a range of people and organisations as possible. If you have a view on off-payroll working rules, please let us know what you think.”


You can learn how to contribute to the IR35 inquiry here. It is important to note that written submissions need to be made by the 21st of February. Following the processing of these submissions and the conclusion of the inquiry, the Sub-Committee will report its recommendations to the House of Lords.


All content is accurate at the time of publication

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