As part of the package of measures aimed to help people as a result of COVID-19, HM Treasury have said they intend to postpone the introduction of the off-payroll working rules to the private sector.
The extension of the off-payroll working rules was due to commence on 6 April 2020. The start date will now be deferred to 6 April 2021.
Speaking in the House of Commons on the evening of 17 March, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Barclay stressed that this was a deferral, and not a cancellation, to help businesses and individuals in response to the ongoing spread of the virus.
No official announcement has yet been made by HM Treasury or HMRC.