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Nearly half of contractors believe IR35 contract reviews hold the key to accurate decisions As the clock ticks towards next April and the arrival of IR35 reform in the private sector, contractors are concerned about being wrongly placed inside the rules by their clients, who will become responsible for determining IR35 status. We’ve been here before in the public sector. When similar measures were introduced in 2017, a number of organisations made blanket IR35 decisions, leaving contractors inside the legislation
Draft IR35 Legislation Provides Blueprint for Engagers to Start Preparations for Reform   The draft legislation for off-payroll working rules (IR35) were published last week on 11th July, which will apply to both the private and public sector. Its publication outlines more definitive plans for how the final rules will look in April, allowing private sector engagers to begin preparations.   What are the off-payroll working rules? The off-payroll rules were first introduced into the public sector in 2017, putting
HMRC Uses One-to-Many Approach to Target Engagers HMRC appears to have recently committed substantial resource into reviewing the employment status of workers with engagers being targeted with IR35 compliance letters.  In a recent letter seen by Qdos, HMRC has commented as follows: I am based within the Senior Technical Team of ‘Employment Status and Intermediaries’, which has been created with the specific task of reviewing the employment status of workers. Our team has approximately 250 officers nationwide. You will appreciate
With A Third of Self-Employed Workers Uninsured, Can Trade Bodies Help? For many individuals, the choice to ‘go freelance’ presents many benefits – being your own boss, flexible working hours, and control over work/life balance all carry undeniable appeal. But with these benefits also come certain challenges and responsibilities.  Social isolation and lack of security may be frequently cited as negative aspects of self-employment, but one aspect which tends to be overlooked is commercial insurance. It may be easy to
Recruiters believe end-clients are blissfully unaware of IR35 reform Recruitment agencies face another challenge from next April, when the private sector companies they place contractors with will be handed the responsibility for setting IR35 status. If HMRC finds that an end-client has made an incorrect IR35 decision, agencies will hold the liability should they operate as the fee-payer in the supply chain. The sheer number of recruitment agencies that rely on placing contractors for their income means that IR35 reform,

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