Legal and adminstrative bodies give evidence on off-payroll proposals
2 March 2020
The Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee hears evidence on legal perspectives of off-payroll reforms at 3.15pm in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Monday 2 March, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
- Bill Dodwell, Tax Director, Office of Tax Simplification (OTS)
- Karen Thomson, Administrative Burdens Advisory Board (ABAB)
At 4.00 pm
- Stephen Ratcliffe, Member of Legislative and Policy Committee, Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
- Keith Gordon, Barrister, Temple Tax Chambers
- Caroline Colliston, Member of Tax Law and Policy sub-committee, Law Society of Scotland (LSS)
Questions for the first panel will include:
- IR35 rules were first introduced 20 years ago. Have these rules worked as intended?
- Should the responsibility, as previously considered by the OTS, for applying the rules be switched to the client?
- Will the new rules shift costs from HMRC to large- and medium-sized businesses?
- How will the new rules affect the labour market?
- Do you agree with the HM Treasury's claim that these rules will ensure fairness between employees and people working through Personal Service Companies?
Questions for the second panel will include:
- What lessons can be learnt from litigation on the IR35 rules?
- Are there enough safeguards to prevent end-clients from "false" employment findings?
- How effective is the client-led dispute resolution process likely to be?
- Should small businesses be excluded from the new rules?
- Will the Chancellor's reported promise of a "soft landing" in the first year help businesses to adjust?