IPSE has advised all contractors to check their IR35 status in order to resolve the confusion and uncertainty over the newly implemented public sector rule changes.
HMRC's long awaited online tool - the Employment Status Service (ESS) is now available. The tool is designed to provide clarity around IR35 status and has been released now to assist public sector clients and agencies in making IR35 determinations. You can access the tool here:
Unless you are new to these pages you will already be well aware the way IR35 works in the public sector is changing.
Since the Government’s decided to push ahead with the proposal to change the way IR35 works in the public sector, in spite of the wave of criticism it had attracted during the consultation process, IPSE has been pressing for answers to urgent questions.
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, has today (Thursday 26 January) issued a warning to contractors working in the public sector to send their invoices before 6 March, and receive payments due before 5 April.
Thank you to everyone who tuned in to the webinar on Friday. If you missed it, you can watch the recording here.
Any positives in today’s Autumn Statement were overshadowed by the confirmation that seriously damaging changes to IR35 in the public sector will go ahead next year. The implications are extremely significant both for public and private sector contractors.
By now you’ll be aware of the Government’s ill-considered and fundamentally flawed proposals to reform taxation for public sector contractors.
On Tuesday 11 October IPSE held a Twitter chat to discuss the Government’s controversial proposal to change how contractors are taxed in the public sector.
The HMRC proposals for changes to IR35 assessment in the public sector has drawn a lot of bad press in the freelance and contractor arena since their announcement in the summer. JSA’s Head of Accounting Operations, Chris James, explains another elephant in the room, w