A House of Lords Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the draft Finance Bill 2019-20.
The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has welcomed the news that this will also result in the government looking at extending off-payroll rules into the private sector.
Tania Bowers, Legal Counsel at the APSCo, commented, “We at APSCo appreciate the fact that this inquiry concentrates on the proposed extension to off-payroll working rules. We are also impressed by the scope of the questions posed by the Finance Bill Sub-Committee and its excellent grasp of the key issues that that these reforms have raised.
“The call for written evidence seems to recognise that changes to IR35 in the public sector were not as straightforward as HMRC suggests, and we are encouraged by the group’s desire to learn more about the real life experiences of individuals and organisations affected, as well as the broader impact on the labour market.”