Further to our post on IR35 and Public Sector Contracts there is a interesting piece on ContractorUK today:

IR35 assurance demand ‘won’t be made on all contractors

The article is worth a read to get some background.  Headlines:

~ Treasury aren’t expecting Public Sector organisations to demand assurance from every off payroll contractor, just a sample.

~ HMRC claim “not about tax avoidance, but rather about stopping disguised employment”

~ HMRC also claim ” it would only be passed information pertaining to an off-payroll worker and their engagement where the contractor has, when asked, failed to provide “appropriate” assurance.”