IR35 Hub

Who are IPSE and how do we defend you?

IPSE was formed as a direct result of the introduction of IR35. Since 1999 we've fought IR35 and other measures designed to harm the businesses of contractors. We're the leading organisation of its kind and we:

  • Have a dedicated expert policy team fighting for IPSE members at all levels of government
  • Are real experts in defending and protecting against IR35
  • Are committed to fighting this unfair, unworkable and unjustified tax on every front
  • Have won more than 2000 IR35 investigations (HMRC have won fewer than 20)
  • Have taken HMRC all the way to the House of Lords and won - ensuring S660 or the "family business tax" is dead in the water
  • Have taken HMRC to Employment Tribunal on behalf of our members and won an out-of-court settlement - this is a new weapon in our armoury since the changes to public sector IR35 in 2017 and will be increasingly important in the private from April 2020
  • We work with others, such as banks & other large end-users, agencies, the CBI to help them and their members deal with IR35
  • Are a not-for-profit - every penny we receive goes back into helping our members and the wider cause of freelancers
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