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IR35

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IR35 is NOT new, it is a legislation that has been around since the year 2000! Up until now a contractor could decide their own status and whether to opt inside or outside of IR35. On the 6th of April 2020 the legislation will change where the ‘end client’ now becomes responsible for determining the status of the contractor, leading to an “on or off payroll” outcome being passed down to contractor and agency workers.

IR35 was designed to close a tax loophole where the workers could operate via a Limited company and pay less tax. The new updated legislation will now ensure that “deemed employees” are correctly identified and provided with a status determination.

Each end client may use a different tool to complete the status determination assessment which could cause issues when it comes to how each party (end client, agency, contractor) answers the determining questions. HRMC has a tool called CEST which is one of the tools to assess the status of a worker. At Pioneer Search we have gone the extra mile from this standard test and carefully selected a SaaS tool called IR35Shield. The new PioneerShield can be easily used to set up these assessments for our clients and contractors and guide them through the process to ensure the correct outcome whether that be inside or outside of IR35. The questionnaire draws in all parties to participate with an algorithm derived assessment developed off the back of over 100,000 IR35 assessments providing a high and low level 25 page report. This is an insurance backed product and FREE to all our customer (clients and contractors, we consider both our customer from a service perspective)

Pioneer Search is committed to providing clear, accurate and up-to-date information on the off payroll / IR35 reforms which are coming into force soon within the private sector. With often contradictory information being published across the web, we are providing our clients and contractors with unambiguous information and insights on IR35 through a range of industry figures. We have produced a podcast series and are publishing a range of digital resources which can be found below;

Downloads and Guides

For more information on IR35 and what we will be doing to help you, please download our guides below;

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IR35 Podcast

Pioneer Search talk to key industry figures and organisations to get their views on the forthcoming IR35 (off payroll working) legislative changes. With opinions, tips, advice and signposting, this is an accessible podcast series for organisations and contractors affected by the change to IR35

Listen below or download from your favourite podcast provider, Spotify or iTunes