Reply to post: Re: £550 million, eh?

It's happening, tech contractors: UK.gov is pushing IR35 off-payroll rules to private sector in Finance Bill

Zebad

Re: £550 million, eh?

I returned to a public sector engagement (not one of the two you mentioned), in which the organisation has deemed that all contracts are within IR35. I told them it would take a 40% increase in rate (from the previous non-IR35 engagement) to make it worthwhile, expecting them to decline. They did not.

So... HM Gov dept pays me 40% extra, then another Gov dept reclaims this in tax and brags about how much money they have 'made'. Durrr...

I can see the private sector simply doing what we all hoped they would years ago, and tailoring contracts and working arrangements to be firmly outside IR35, as I can't see them rolling over and paying 40% extra so easily.

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