17th March 2020 – Steve Barclay, as part of the budget 2020 debate, announces a delay to the introduction of off-payroll working (deemed employment / IR35) originally planned to be introduced to some private sector business from April 2020, to a 12 month deferred implementation date of April 2021 as part of measures to combat #COVID19 #coronavirus.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman said:
‘We will do whatever it takes to support the British economy through Covid-19.
That is why, as well as the current support measures we have announced, we have delayed the off-payroll working reforms to April 2021’.https://www.gov.uk/government/news/off-payroll-working-rules-reforms-postponed-until-2021
Payroll service and software will have been readied in anticipation for the intended April 2020 start point will be moth balled for the time being.