IR35 Reform – The Changing Landscape
In recent years, the way the IR35 is administered has changed. In 2017, the responsibility for setting IR35 status was transferred from the contractor to the end-client in the public sector. This also means recruitment agencies now carry the IR35 liability when they are the party paying the contractor in the supply chain, which is often the case.
From April 2020, similar reform will be introduced in the private sector. This will see fee-paying agencies hold the IR35 liability again, despite not being the party tasked with making IR35 decisions. Therefore, it’s vital that agencies are in a position to contribute to accurate determinations.
With less than a year until IR35 reform is extended, many recruiters are wondering how they should prepare for changes. While we’re realistic about the challenges of IR35, we are confident we could assist you in getting ready for reform.
Cutting Through The Noise
As a result of recent and incoming IR35 reform, there has been a rise of misinformation spread by companies claiming to be specialists in this particular field. Having worked alongside Qdos Contractor at the forefront of IR35 since it was introduced nearly 20 years ago, we have genuine expertise in this complex area of tax.
IR35 Compliance Experts
Partnering with Qdos Contractor, they have helped handle well over 1,500 IR35 enquiries, at a tax saving of more than £35m. And over the years, with Qdos, we have developed a number of services to protect recruitment agencies from the threat that IR35 poses. We would be very interested in organising a call to introduce ourselves properly to get a better understanding of your specific needs.