Employment: Taxation

(asked on 24th February 2020) - View Source

Question to the HM Treasury:

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to IR35 on the number of people working as (a) freelancers and (b) contractors in the UK.


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Jesse Norman Portrait
Jesse Norman
This question was answered on 3rd March 2020

The Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) published in July 2019 sets out HMRC’s assessment that the reform to the off-payroll working rules is expected to affect 170,000 individuals. The TIIN can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rules-for-off-payroll-working-from-april-2020/rules-for-off-payroll-working-from-april-2020.

HMRC are undertaking an extensive programme of education and support to help organisations and contractors prepare for the reform.

As a result of the review into the reform of the off-payroll working rules published on 27 February 2020, HMRC are ramping up communication, including webinars and guides, to support contractors in understanding the rules. This will complement the significant work already being taken to support businesses to prepare.

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