With the Spring Statement less than a week away (13th March, to be precise) it’s time to take a look at what exactly it might hold for contractors. Regular readers of this blog (and the self-employed in general) will be aware that previous Budgets and Statements, for a few years now, have been unduly weighted towards penalising contractors and freelancers. Will this year be any different?
IR35 in the Private Sector
That, of course, is a question that remains near impossible to answer at this point in time. But we can speculate. In last November’s Autumn Budget the Chancellor moved to put a consultation in place for the extension of the previous April’s public sector IR35 reforms into the private sector.