Significant changes take effect regarding private sector IR35 legislation from April 2020 which may have a serious impact on your business.
In very simple terms, the legal responsibility for determining whether a Contractor is deemed “inside” or “outside” IR35 will move from the Contractor to YOU directly.
From April 2020, the obligation to assess employment status for tax will move to you the hirer.
You will be expected to exercise “reasonable care” when making those assessments, and if you fail to do so, you will assume the risk for unpaid Income Tax and National Insurance along with the reputational risk of non-compliance.
There is a reportedly low level of IR35 understanding of proposed changes in the Private Sector. Furthermore, there is little guidance on what HMRC expects from hirers for them to meet the “reasonable care” test with interpretation being largely left to you.
Many hiring companies do not have a good enough understanding of the employment or tax status of their existing flexible workforce and therefore do not fully understand the size of the change programme that must be implemented before April 2020 when legislation is enforceable.
To help you get to grips with the new rules, Consilium Recruit is working with Brookson Legal, one of the main government advisors on IR35 legislation and experts in industry Contractor arrangements.
We strongly advise that you start preparations as soon as possible, and to help you along, are running a series of no-nonsense, practical IR35 Workshops designed to guide you through this whole process and ensure that you and your organisation is best protected from risk.
The interactive workshops are complimentary 2-hour events and will be held at our Stratford upon Avon offices with complimentary parking and refreshments thrown in.
Available dates are as follows:
Tuesday 19th November
Thursday 16th January 2020
Wednesday 29th January 2020
Attendance will be on a first come first served basis.
Should you wish to book your place or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rebecca Hawthorne – Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org