Julia Kermode of FCSA questions the need for new IR35 tests aimed at workers in the public sector.
From April 2017 HMRC plans on bringing in new tests along with a new digital tool so workers in the public sector can determine whether they fall in or outside IR35.
HMRC has suggested that the current system of non-compliance with IR35 will cost the Treasury some £400m in 2016/2017 and that only about 10% of those workers who should apply the IR35 rules do so.
Whilst HMRC is keen to engage with stakeholders and the industry in the development of any new test and the new digital tool to ascertain if temporary workers are inside or outside of IR35 we, at...
About Julia Kermode
Julia Kermode is chief executive of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA).