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November 2018's IR35 forum minutes were released last week. Here's a roundup of the main points discussed
The IR35 Forum, made up of HMRC and various industry stakeholders, met once again on 30 August to discuss IR35 and the minutes have now been released. 
Philip Hammond delivered his Budget last week and yes, it seems the government is intent on bringing the heavily criticised reforms into the Private Sector. But not until April 2020 and only for medium/large companies. So, what does this all mean? 
For three years, HMRC has been carrying out an IR35 investigation into one of its own IT Contractors. Ironic, I know! This week, they have dropped the case. Find out more here. 
As promised, and even ahead of schedule, HMRC have now published a paper setting out their legal position on Mutuality of Obligation (MOO). 
The IR35 Forum, made up of various industry representatives and HMRC, met again on 10 May 2018 and the minutes have now been released. 
If you have been following recent IR35 cases in the media and on our blog, you will have seen HMRC come under intense scrutiny for the failing of their CEST tool and, in turn, its position on Mutuality of Obligation (MOO). The Pimlico Plumbing ruling last week has finally forced HMRC to commit to publish its legal position on MOO by 31 July. 
We closely follow all cases in relation to Employment Status and IR35 but this particular case has hit the headlines. By the time this blog is published, most of you will have heard a mention of this case on social media or on the news. If you want a quick and concise summary, read on. 
The publication of much anticipated “Off-payroll working in the private sector” consultation has finally hit my inbox. With closing dates for comments by 10 August 2018, Summer 2018 is going to be an anxious time for the contracting industry. 
2018 is building up to be an important year of case law for IR35, with another win for the contractor in the case of Jensal Software Limited vs HMRC. 
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