IR35 reforms likely to be delayed until 2020
The Chancellor’s Spring Statement has not provided updates on government proposals to the potential IR35 reforms which were speculated to impact private sector contractors next year.
Rumours had pointed towards the extension to the private sector commencing in April 2019, with a common expectation that an update regarding the progress of the IR35 consultation would be delivered within the Spring Statement.
Given time restrictions, a consultation would realistically need to be implemented within the coming weeks in order for there to be ample time for reasonable considerations to be made. It is therefore likely that, if there are any reforms, they would be delayed until at least 2020.
Let’s wait and see if anything crops up in the next few weeks.