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Off-payroll extension may be delayed until 2023

18th May 2020

MPs are reportedly set to vote on delaying the extension of off-payroll working rules to the private sector until 2023/24.

The House of Commons will vote on whether or not to amend Finance Bill 2019-21, exactly two months after announcing a one-year delay.

Off-payroll rules were due to extend to the private sector from 6 April 2020, before being pushed back for 12 months due to the coronavirus crisis.

Speaking on 19 March, Stephen Barclay, chief secretary to the Treasury, said:

"This is a deferral not a cancellation and the Government remains committed to reintroducing this policy."

Campaigners described the Government's last-ditch decision to delay introducing the rules as "pragmatic" and "sensible".

At least 40 MPs need to vote in favour of amending Finance Bill 2019-21 for the suggested change to make it to the report stage of the process.

As it stands, medium and large private-sector firms will be responsible for setting the tax status of any contractor they use from 6 April 2021.

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