During the run-up to the election, the main political parties have indicated that a review of IR35 may be on the cards.
At a recent pre-election small business debate organised by IPSE and ICAEW, Bill Esterson, Labour’s shadow small business minister, said that if elected, the party would halt the roll-out of the changes to IR35 into the private sector next April.
Esterson said at the event: "We absolutely can’t see it rolled out into the private sector the way things are at the moment."
For his part, in a weekend interview with BBC Radio 4 programme Moneybox, Chancellor Sajid Javid said there would be a review of IR35 and when challenged, said that this could take place before April 2020.
‘We’ve already said that we’re on the side of self-employed people. We will be having a review and I think it makes sense to include IR35 in that review,’ he said.
The LibDem manifesto includes a commitment to "review recent proposals to change the IR35 rules."
Stewart McKinnon, Director