IR35 - the politicians have their say...

First published on 04 December 2019 by Alastair
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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

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