IR35 Hub

Please note that as a result of COVID-19, the government has announced the IR35 rollout in April 2020 has been postponed. Our pages are being updated to reflect this and in the meantime you can find more information in our FAQs.


The government is changing how IR35 tax rules work in the private sector


These changes were a disaster in the public sector and they will be worse in the private sector. They could affect the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of contractors. IPSE is campaigning hard against the changes to IR35, pushing the government to halt and fully review them.
We are also raising awareness about what the changes might mean to the self-employed, how they can prepare, and how IPSE can help protect them.
Join our #stopIR35 campaign and find everything you need to know about how the changes could affect you.


So what can you do about it?

Learn how you can join the fight or get yourself more informed 



IPSE is the leading organisation supporting the self-employed and fighting IR35


Our expert policy team fight for IPSE members at all levels of government

We are the real experts in defending and protecting against IR35


We have won more than 2000 IR35 investigations (HMRC have won fewer than 20)

Our campaigning took HMRC all the way to the House of Lords – and won – ensuring S660 or the "family business tax" is dead in the water


We 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 and other large end-users, agencies and the CBI to help them and their members deal with IR35


As a not-for-profit, every penny we receive goes back into helping our members and the wider cause of freelancers


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