A Basic Summary of IR35
The responsibility for determining the IR35 status of a contract will shift from the limited company contractors to the private sector engagers and will be applied to all payments made on or after 6th April 2020.
Private sector businesses will be responsible for determining the IR35 status of all of their off-payroll workers, whilst the fee-payer (usually a recruitment agency) will be responsible for deducting the relevant tax and National Insurance contributions at source.
The new legislation will apply to medium and large businesses. For the avoidance of doubt to be classed as a small business you must satisfy two or more of the following:
1. Have an aggregate net turnover less than £10.2 million
2. Have an aggregate balance sheet total less than £6.1 million
3. Have less than 50 employees
So, what to do if you employ contract workers?
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You'll then need to ensure that you start on the 'pathway to compliance' by following these steps:
1. Determine the IR35 status for your contractor’s
2. Issue a ‘status determination statement‘ to both the contractor and the next party in the supply chain
3. Implement a ‘client-led disagreement process’ to handle any disputes in status decisions
Each of these steps should follow a set process which ensures a smooth transition for both the organisation and its workers as well as evidencing compliance with the guidelines set out in the incoming legislation.
To aid with the changes Talent has launched a Workforce Healthcheck for employers with concerns about changes or that need support in ensuring compliance.
Find out more about this below.
Our Workforce Healthcheck not only helps guide you through the IR35 changes but also provides analysis on governance, systems & procedures, talent acquisition and management information.
Download further information or speak to a member of the team by emailing email@example.com or calling +44 (0) 121 647 2601.
If you are struggling with legislation changes or compliance issues within your existing territory or looking to expand your reach get in touch with the team to find out how we can help.
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