IR35 is an ongoing issue for the self-employed sector and now, with the government’s consultation on off-payroll working in the private sector closing, the APSCo have shared their member’s concerns.
In a meeting with Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General, the trade association stressed the potential implications of implementing changes within an unrealistically short timeframe. APSCo has reported that the Minister seemed to take on board the need for any reforms to be as comfortable for businesses as possible.
APSCo also recently hosted working group meetings with over 50 members across London, Birmingham and Manchester in order to gather views to inform its own consultation response and future lobbying activity.
The findings of these working groups were shared at a subsequent meeting arranged with HMRC, where government representatives heard directly from recruitment businesses about their experiences of public sector implementation, ongoing issues and concerns around proposed changes within the private sector.