Stop the Off-Payroll Tax

Campaign closed in July 2020

The campaign has now stopped

About the Campaign

We are the contracting sector campaign against the unfair Off-Payroll (IR35) Tax, that will see many contractors, freelancers and locum workers classed as “deemed employees” and forced to pay extra taxes as an employee, but without receiving any of the benefits and rights of employment.

The Government plans on introducing this in April 2021 – and our goal is to stop it happening.

Campaign achievements

  • 3,868 supporters signed up to be part of the campaign.
  • We organised two protest days outside the Houses of Parliament and two drop-in events for MPs. The July event trended on twitter.
  • The Campaign helped to force a delay in 2019, and then later forced a delay from April 2020 to April 2021.
  • Our investigative journalism and evidence assisted with the hugely powerful House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee Finance Bill Sub-Committee report.
  • The Campaign resulted in multiple invitations to discuss Off-Payroll with Jesse Norman in person, and the head of the Off-Payroll Programme at HMRC. Those communication lines are still open.
  • We achieved general election manifesto commitments from the SNP and the Liberal Democrats to review IR35, which then pushed the Conservatives into promising the same.
  • We were backed publicly by many other sector organisations.
  • The Campaign galvanised over 70 individual pledges of support from MPs.
  • The Campaign collaborated closely with David Davis and other supportive MPs to table and push Amendment 20.
  • The Campaign coordinated efforts to inform and educate the Finance Bill Committee.

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