Understand the reforms to the IR35 legislation

What is IR35?

Reforms to IR35 legislation, which came into force in April 2017 for the public sector, passed the responsibility for determining the tax status of all personal service company (PSC) interim workers to the hiring organisation, including potential liability for tax and national insurance contributions.

In the Autumn 2018 budget, it was confirmed that the legislation would be extended to the private sector in April 2020, for large and medium-sized organisations. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this was delayed until April 2021.

What should you do now?

Those who engage with contractors who will be affected by the change in legislation should take steps to ensure they can continue to engage with the talent they require once the reforms are in place.

The experience Hays has gained working with the both the public sector and the private sector to mitigate potential risk from IR35 makes us the ideal partner to support and guide your recruitment strategies. Start preparing now so you’re not caught out by the reforms, get in contact with your Hays consultant to find out more.

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Webinar: Make sure you’re ready for IR35 reforms

With IR35 rapidly approaching, watch our webinar featuring our guest speaker from leading employment law firm Travers Smith LLP to get a recap of the reforms and how they affect you, insights into how organisations and contractors are reacting to the changes, and the steps you should consider in the lead up to April.

Countdown calendar to IR35 reforms

The reforms to IR35 legislation are just one of many challenges for those engaging contractors to consider in the lead up to April 2021. To help ensure your preparations for IR35 reforms remain on track, use our countdown calendar to see what you should be considering and when in the coming months.

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IR35 factsheet for engagers

With IR35 reforms rapidly approaching, our factsheet provides the essential steps those engaging contractors should consider as they prepare for 6 April 2021.

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IR35 factsheet for contractors

If you’re a contractor who will be affected by the upcoming IR35 reforms, our factsheet includes further details about what the changes mean for you, and how you can continue to secure the best opportunities into April 2021 and beyond.

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Managing contractors – a quick guide

It can be complex to manage limited company contractors, so we have partnered with leading firm Travers Smith LLP to create this quick guide on what you should and shouldn’t do when managing contractors.

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IR35 reforms in the private sector

The planned reforms to IR35 legislation, already delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 crisis, are fast approaching and will affect medium and large-sized organisations in the private sector who engage with non-permanent contractors. To help you understand the potential impact the reforms might have on your organisation, we’ve used the findings from our Career Insights survey of over 11,500 employers and professionals to offer insight into how ready private sector organisations feel for IR35, the risks they identify and the next steps you should take to get prepared.

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