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New research released shows that despite half of UK businesses stating that they could not achieve their level of growth and outcomes without the help of contractors, a significant number of companies (28 per cent) have decreased the number of contracts they have given to freelancers since the reforms to IR35 in April 2021.
HMRC claimed the former One Show and Match of the Day 2 presenter was not a freelancer when he worked for BBC, ITV and other parties between 2012 and 2017, arguing he should have paid more tax as an employee as he was 'inside' IR35.
The Economic Affairs’ Finance Bill Sub-Committee has written to the Government, listing the Sub-Committee’s main findings and conclusions on off-payroll working (IR35), after holding follow-up evidence sessions in December 2021.
HMRC had key lessons to learn from the initial roll-out of IR35 tax reforms in the public sector, but faces new and challenging risks in implementing the regime more widely, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).