27 February 2020
Annie Gascoyne, CBI Director of Economic Policy:
“After months of consultation on IR35, businesses will welcome the fact there is now finally some clarity on the situation.
“HMRC have clearly listened to business, and recognise how vital it is to educate and communicate with those who might be effected however, for many this comes very late in the day.
“The 6 month review will be an important marker to test whether the policy is having the desired effect. It’s important that the review includes a full and comprehensive impact assessment, properly assessing the admin burden for business and the impact on labour market flexibility.
“This policy cannot be the end of the road. There have been too many sticking plasters over the years and a holistic review of the employment tax system needs to be undertaken at the earliest point practical.”