Breaking news: IR35 Reform to be delayed by a year in the wake of pressure from peers, and Covid-19. A welcome relief for UK Event Staffing Agencies and the events industry as a whole.

“I can also announce this evening, madam deputy speaker, that the government is postponing the reforms to the off-payroll working rules, IR35, from April 2020 to the 6th April 2021”.
Steve Barclay, Chief secretary to the Treasury.

This will come as welcome relief as the event staffing industry has been dealt a number of blows the last few weeks. The controversial IR35 reform will have an impact on the way the events industry hire and pay their staff but for now, we can put this on hold. It was a rather dramatic u-turn, but can be viewed as a common-sense approach as our attentions focus on health at this time.

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