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  • Why businesses need to review their contractor workforce ahead of IR35

    IR35 in the private sector

     

    Like it or not, IR35 is heading to the private sector in April 2020. It’s a topic self-employed contractors are already talking about, and it’s no surprise when In Scope assignments will see them subject to income tax and National Insurance Contributions they are not currently required to pay.

     

    Making IR35 determinations

    The legislation will require businesses, known as the End Client, to assess each contract assignment and decide whether it is In or Out of Scope of IR35 – fundamentally, if they are engaged in a completely different way to permanent employees.

    Assessing the impact of IR35

    HMRC are expecting just one-third of current contractors to be impacted by IR35, but to ensure off-payroll contractors want to continue working with your company it’s crucial that you review your existing practices and identify any changes you could make to avoid contractors unnecessarily falling In Scope of IR35.

    A recent survey from contractor insurance experts Kingsbridge identified that 41% were self-employed for lifestyle reasons and want to continue with off-payroll working past April 2020 – so contractors will expect businesses to confidently handle IR35 when engaging them.

    Contractor workforce review

    NRL can provide businesses with a comprehensive IR35 contractor workforce review to evaluate their off-payroll workforce and make recommendations to adapt recruitment processes to incorporate IR35 indicators.

    If you’d like to arrange an IR35 contractor workforce review, then contact NRL at [email protected]

     

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    IR35 off-payroll working advice from NRL