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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Off-payroll Working

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many contractors working for his Department have had their employment status assessed in relation to the new IR35 rules on off-payroll working; and how many of those staff are subject to those rules.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

In MHCLG, we can confirm that we assess the employment status for tax purposes of every contractor according to the 2017 IR35 amendment. We are currently engaged with 42 contractors, of which 19 are currently in scope of the IR35 tax legislation.

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