House of Commons
IR35 review and off-payroll tax roll-out to private sector
EDM #13
Tabled 19 December 2019
2019-21 Session
That this House notes with concern the previous Government’s plans to extend the off-payroll (IR35) changes to the private sector, despite the damage that this has done to the public sector including the NHS; further notes that the off-payroll tax means a 14.3 per cent extra cost on UK business made up of National Insurance and the Apprenticeship Levy; believes that this will damage the UK’s flexible workforce and the UK economy, driving up project costs and depriving businesses of access to key skills; notes that firms are already laying off self-employed contractors and that others are looking to offshore resource to avoid the extra costs; further notes that HMRC estimate that 153,000 UK contractors could lose up 25 per cent of their pay and that thousands of contractors will be asked to pay their clients employment tax bills, without getting the benefits of employment such as sick and holiday pay and a pension contribution; is concerned that the off-payroll tax will lead to tax non-compliance and the danger of people being lured into avoidance schemes, as happened with those now facing the loan charge; welcomes the commitment made by the Chancellor to hold an IR35 review made during the election, but believes this is will only be a genuine review if the roll-out is halted; and therefore calls for an immediate halt to the off-payroll tax roll-out and announcement of an independent review looking into how best to recognise contracting and freelancing in the tax system..

Signatures (48)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
08 January 2020
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
08 January 2020
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
08 January 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
08 January 2020
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
09 January 2020
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
09 January 2020
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
09 January 2020
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
10 January 2020
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
14 January 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
15 January 2020
Perkins, Mr Toby
Labour
15 January 2020
Glindon, Mary
Labour
16 January 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
16 January 2020
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
16 January 2020
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
17 January 2020
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
17 January 2020
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
20 January 2020
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
22 January 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
23 January 2020
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
28 January 2020
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
30 January 2020
Streeting, Wes
Labour
03 February 2020
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
07 February 2020
David, Wayne
Labour
12 February 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
12 February 2020
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
12 February 2020
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
21 February 2020
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
23 February 2020
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
24 February 2020
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
24 February 2020
Tami, Mark
Labour
02 March 2020
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
06 March 2020
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
09 March 2020
Cryer, John
Labour
12 March 2020
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
17 March 2020
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
23 March 2020
Lopresti, Jack
Conservative
04 May 2020
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
13 May 2020
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
14 May 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
19 May 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
19 May 2020
Lewis, Clive
Labour
03 June 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion