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Contractors' representative bodies give evidence about off-payroll reform

21 February 2020

The Finance Bill Sub-Committee holds an evidence session on off-payroll working rules reform.

Monday 24 February 2020, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster


At 3.15pm

  • Abigail Agopian, Principal Tax Adviser, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
  • Lorence Noy, Senior Policy Adviser, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • Andrew Chamberlain, Tax Policy, Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE)
  • Julia Kermode, Chief Executive, Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA)

Questions will include:

  • How ready are businesses for the implementation of the proposed off-payroll working rules from April 2020?
  • Is the HMRC's estimate that £14.4 million will be the additional cost to business of administering the new rules correct?
  • What effect will the new rules have on the labour market and the wider economy?
  • How will the new rules affect contractors who currently operate through personal service companies (PSCs)
  • Could the Government's policy objectives have been achieved in a better or simpler way?


At 4.00 pm

  • Matthew Abrahams, Supply Chain Director, Oil and Gas UK
  • John McVay OBE, Chief Executive, Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT)
  • Dr Iain Campbell, Independent Health Professionals' Association (IHPA)

Questions will include:

  • How effective has the implementation and operation of the off-payroll rules in the public sector been?
  • Have any public sector engagers appeared reluctant to employ personal service companies following implementation of the rules?
  • How have the off-payroll rules affected different parts of the public sector?
  • The Committee has heard evidence that the introduction of the off-payroll rules in the public sector led to contractors leaving for the private sector. What will happen when the rules are extended to the private sector?

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