From April 2020 there will be major changes to the off-payroll working rules otherwise known as IR35. These changes will bring the private sector into alignment with the introduction of similar rules to the public sector in 2017.

The reforms will have far-reaching impacts to both clients and contractors alike. Now is the time to plan and prepare for what these changes mean to you.

As one of the UK’s leading workforce management companies and having in-depth experience of the introduction of these IR35 rules to the public sector we are well-placed to help you navigate these important changes.

This page brings together information for clients and contractors.

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The IR35 Timeline

IR35 is introduced in April 2000
Public Sector
Introduced into the public sector in April 2017
Private Sector
HMRC announces IR35 in the private sector 2018
Private Sector
IR35 draft legislation released 2019
Private Sector Implemented
6th April 2020 IR35 in the private sector GO LIVE!

What does this mean for you?

From 6 April 2020, the responsibility for applying the off-payroll rules will move from the contractor to the ‘end-user’. And, where an individual is ‘inside’ the rules, it will be the responsibility of the ‘fee payer’ to make the appropriate deductions as required by HMRC, such as income tax, employer and employee NIC and the apprenticeship levy.

Click on the tiles below to find out how these changes will affect you, and see a glossary of IR35 terms.


Next Steps

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