On 17 March, the Government announced that the changes to the Off-Payroll rules (the 'New Rules'), due to come in on 6 April 2020, would be delayed by one year as part of a package of measures to ease pressure on businesses in light of the coronavirus outbreak. In these challenging times, the news was welcomed by clients and contractors concerned about the financial impact the changes would have on them.
The Government has, however, made it clear that this is a delay and not a cancellation of the New Rules which will now come into effect on 6 April 2021. Many companies have already planned or made changes to the way they engage contractors and will be wondering what to do. These are some of questions we think such organisations may have.