budget

The Budget 2020 Overview

This was a budget delivered by a new Chancellor against the backdrop of a worsening COVID-19 crisis and recent economic shocks, and as a result the speech was probably very different to the one that was being prepared only a few weeks ago.

What now?

Even though many of the uncertainties that have plagued UK politics during 2019 are still to be decided, at least the hiatus in parliament has been resolved; the Conservatives now have a working majority and we can expect action on a number of fronts. 

Personal service company changes from April 2020

In the Autumn Budget the Chancellor announced that the “off payroll” workers rules that currently apply in the public sector would be rolled out to the private sector in 2020. The government have now issued a consultation paper that sets out proposed tax and national insurance changes that will impact on those supplying their services through personal service companies.