Election June 8th – What this could mean for off payroll legislation

  • By Marcus Bateson
  • 20 Apr, 2017
April 18th 2017

What will the government do with the Finance Bill 2017?

With a general election now set, there is simply not the time for the commons to do the due diligence normally applied to such bills before it is dissolved in preparation for the election.  

There is a real possibility that the “off payroll in the public sector” legislation which is causing so much angst and confusion will be passed without proper scrutiny.

We can only hope that the commons postpone this part of the bill start date to April 2018 so normal process and review can be applied.

CookieCutter are watching this closely and will keep you informed.

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