The interpretation of the mutuality of obligation aspect of the IR35 laws are being hotly contested today as David Chaplin of ContractCalculator accuses HMRC of misleading the Chancellor.
Uber and Deliveroo have become easy targets following the Matthew Taylor report, with the chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field, suggesting such companies ?exploit ordinary, hard-working people in the gig economy?.
There have been calls for law regarding gig economy workers to be further clarified, especially after Uber lost its appeal against two drivers ? and the potential IR35 changes that await in chancellor Philip Hammond’s next Budget.
The impact of the introduction of IR35 seems to be as much of a mystery to HM Revenue & Customs as it is to many contractors, with a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from The Pulse Umbrella Group returning more questions than answers.