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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverson View Post
    I remember the budget when they announced the dividend tax. I was driving back to work on my lunch break and nearly crashed the car. I'm not driving on November 22nd for fear of what will probably come. Given HMRC see the Public Sector IR35 as a 'resounding success', it's 99% certain it will be applied to the private sector from April 2018. I really can't see it any other way.
    I actual expect an announcement but for a start in April 2019 - to give time for businesses to get prepared but lets see..
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    No chance of IR35 reforms moving to private sector.

    The public sector reforms have raised nowhere near the 400m the Cabinet Office promised. And the government wouldn't get it through parliament right now even if the money had been raised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    HMRC for sure. Corbyn is a dog with no teeth while he's in opposition
    It's not HMRC, it's Tories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamp View Post
    No chance of IR35 reforms moving to private sector.

    The public sector reforms have raised nowhere near the 400m the Cabinet Office promised. And the government wouldn't get it through parliament right now even if the money had been raised.
    It doesn't necessarily matter whether it raises the money they promise (it's clouded in constructive ambiguity for now), only that they can make a promise about raising the money. That way, they can justify advance spending of their imaginary money on random tat (aka votes, aka magic money tree), without the OBR/IFS bleating too loudly (and, let's face it, no one is really listening anyway).

    I've heard the argument about not getting it through Parliament, which TBF was also made when they had a decent working majority, but a Finance Bill is not going to fail, so it just depends how hard they want to push it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverson View Post
    I remember the budget when they announced the dividend tax. I was driving back to work on my lunch break and nearly crashed the car. I'm not driving on November 22nd for fear of what will probably come. Given HMRC see the Public Sector IR35 as a 'resounding success', it's 99% certain it will be applied to the private sector from April 2018. I really can't see it any other way.
    and if they do the client companies make a declaration of outside for all those who should be. Not sure I can see a problem. If you ARE a disguised employee then you should worry. If you're not then so what?

    Perhaps it would be better if the permie-tractors are actually employees, and can get their pensions, sickbay and holiday pay as they deserve.
    A large number of contractors are under MoO and SDC, and RoS is mostly a sham.

    But most private clients will make an outside determination as it will cost them less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    and if they do the client companies make a declaration of outside for all those who should be. Not sure I can see a problem. If you ARE a disguised employee then you should worry. If you're not then so what?

    Perhaps it would be better if the permie-tractors are actually employees, and can get their pensions, sickbay and holiday pay as they deserve.
    A large number of contractors are under MoO and SDC, and RoS is mostly a sham.

    But most private clients will make an outside determination as it will cost them less.
    +1 and those private clients will have the correct incentive to ensure our work patterns keep us out of IR35 plus we won't need to worry about it any more - the decision will be made before the contract begins and many people will just go inside IR35 sorry not interested...
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