On the 18/03/20 the Government announced a last-minute delay to the changes of the IR35 legislation following the outbreak of Covid-19. The announcement delayed the changes until 6th April 2021 which will now be upon us before we know it. And with no indication of any further delays to the implementation of the off-payroll tax to the private sector, contractors and businesses need to re-engage with the IR35 processes they intended to implement.
Pioneer Search are on hand to help and offer any advice so do check out our IR35 hub for more information for both clients and contractors.
What is IR35?
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. In April 2021 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.
Who does IR35 impact?
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.
What is Pioneer Search offering?
Pioneer Search is committed to providing clear, accurate and up-to-date information on the off payroll / IR35 reforms which are coming into force within the private sector. With often contradictory information being published across the web, we are providing our clients and contractors with clear information available in our dedicated Contractor and Client Hubs below;