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Join us to petition for the delay of the IR35 legislation

Join us to petition for the delay of the IR35 legislation | YunoJuno
Kat Shepherd
Kat Shepherd
October 6, 2020
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Since our founding, we’ve believed that freelancers play a vital role in the UK economy and are the changing face of work. In an economy still wrestling with the pandemic, the planned implementation of IR35 in 2021 is causing a great deal of uncertainty and stress throughout the UK labour market. This threatens to put further strain on the wider economy looking to get back on its feet.

AspectEmployeeIndependent Contractor
Control and supervisionDirect control over how, when, and where to workFreedom to set their own schedules and methods
PaymentRegular wages; taxes withheld by employerPaid per project; responsible for their own taxes
BenefitsHealth insurance, retirment plans, paid leaveMust arrange their own benefits
TerminationOften requires notice and may include severanceCan usually be terminated at any time without benefits
Tools and equipmentProvided by the employerTypically use their own tools
Dear Mr Chancellor, is IR35 what anyone needs right now?

As such, Shib has started a petition that requests the Government delay the implementation of the upcoming IR35 legislation until COVID-19 is eradicated and the economy recovers to a level where such a change can be better addressed by all.

As COVID is showing no real signs of abating, this petition asks to pause IR35 to a time when the economy can address the issues surrounding this legislation in a more singular fashion and from a position of strength.

Join us to petition

Read Shib’s full Medium post

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