Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Trade body welcomes IR35 delay

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the decision made yesterday by the government to delay the start date for IR35.

In response to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the government announced that the new off-payroll tax reforms (IR35), due to be extended to medium and large businesses in the private sector in April 2020, will be deferred to 6 April 2021 to help businesses and individuals.

BESA Head of Employment Affairs Paula Samuels said: “This is a welcome reprieve for our members, many of whom are already suffering the effects from the financial and economic fall-out of coronavirus.”

BESA members can access guidance on the IR35 changes on the Association’s website here.

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