In July 2019 HMRC released its response to the consultation, Off-Payroll Working Rules from April 2020. The new rules require private sector companies, which engage workers via a personal service company, or other similar intermediary, to undertake checks to determine whether the worker should be treated as an employee or as self-employed for tax purposes.
BCECA is working to secure a sustainable approach to achieving IR35 compliance in the engineering contracting sector.
Whilst BCECA did not take a position on the EU Referendum vote in 2016, member companies are concerned at the political and economic uncertainties arising from the range of Brexit scenarios.
BCECA is working to secure stability and certainty for engineering contractors in an environment where the movement of labour, goods and services may be affected post-Brexit.
In 2018 Engineering UK, a non-profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community, projected an annual shortfall of up to 59,000 engineering graduates and technicians to fill core engineering roles, with around half of engineering employers reporting recruitment difficulties. The engineering contracting sector suffers from low visibility and recognition of BCECA member companies is limited amongst engineering undergraduates.
BCECA is working to highlight the importance of the engineering contracting sector and its career opportunities in the UK.