The Stop The Off-Payroll Tax Campaign

The #StoptheOffPayrollTax campaign started in March 2019 and has been the only ongoing campaign against the roll-out of the IR35 Off-Payroll Tax since then.

The ‘off-payroll rules’ have seen many contract, freelance and locum workers forced to pay taxes as an employee without receiving the benefits – this is Zero Rights Employment, which is completely unacceptable. It is part of an ongoing ‘war on contracting’ being waged by the Government and HMRC. They continue to attack the UK’s flexible workforce, rather than celebrating and supporting this important part of the UK economy, who contribute millions to UK PLC every year.

The Stop The Off-Payroll Tax campaign, led by ContractorCalculator and supported by leading contracting sector organisations and businesses, was set up in March 2018 to stand up for contractors and freelancers.

We have consistently campaigned to stop the roll-out of the Off-Payroll Tax to the private sector and to press for the introduction of a new way of recognising contracting and freelancing in the tax system (for all contract, freelance and locum workers in the private and public sectors) replacing the current deeply flawed IR35 legislation.

With the roll-out only delayed until April 2021, we now need the whole sector to persuade MPs to support flexible working, reform the flawed IR35 legislation and oppose exploitation of freelance workers through Zero Rights Employment, which must be outlawed. We can only do that if the UK’s flexible workforce gets behind the campaign!

So if you’re a contractor, freelancer or locum worker then we need YOU to join the campaign! Just email

We will provide you with campaign briefing materials and template letters; email and telephone support for those meeting MPs; investigative journalism; a dynamic and effective campaign team; PR liaison with national media to get the story out there; support for contractors in tax tribunals.

It’s free to sign-up, but the campaign is reliant on contributions from individuals and companies to be able to campaign and change to law – and to stop the war on contracting.

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