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IR35 – What Is It And How Does It Affect You?

Whatever your involvement in contracting, seasoned pro or just starting out, you will probably have heard quite a lot about IR35. Even some long-time contractors though have little understanding of what it actually is, how it impacts them and how, with care, they can establish working patterns and contractual relationships that keep them outside of its scope. The lack of understanding in the contracting industry causes confusion, stress and higher than necessary bills for many, with contractors being drawn into expensive umbrellas or accountancy packages on the basis of meaningless claims such as “IR35 Compliant”. This series of guides will take you through what the rules actually say and what that means for you.

The outcome of working a role in scope of IR35 is that any payment for that role received by the intermediary (your company) is classed as a “deemed direct payment”. This means that it is assumed by HMRC to be a salary payment for the individual completing the work...
The outcome of working a role in scope of IR35 is that any payment for that role received by the intermediary (your company) is classed as a “deemed direct payment”. This means that it is assumed by HMRC to be a salary payment for the individual completing the work...
Since April 2017 the responsibility for determining a role’s IR35 status depends on whether the engager is in the public or private sector. Public Sector: For this purpose the definition of public sector is broader than you might expect, it encompasses not only government departments and agencies but also any organisation...