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Understand the reforms to the IR35 legislation

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Read our latest blog about the Autumn Budget: IR35 and the Autumn Budget: What now for your organisation?

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.

The experience we have gained working with the public sector to mitigate potential risk from IR35 makes Hays the ideal partner to support and guide your recruitment strategies.


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How to navigate IR35: Webinar series

Watch our webinar series for all you need to know on IR35 tax legislation. These sessions will help those organisations hiring contractors to understand what the IR35 reforms are likely to be, who is responsible for what within an organisation, how to assess risk and how to retain access to skilled contractors.

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Read our blogs

  • Procurement: Preparing private sector procurement for IR35
  • A&F: Are accountancy and finance employers prepared for IR35 changes? 
  • IT: Bursting the IT contractor bubble: is your organisation legislation ready?
  • Public sector: The public sector’s continued fight for talent


Download our whitepaper

Reform to IR35 legislation has heavily impacted the public sector in 2017. With similar changes being extended to the private sector in 2020, private sector, download this whitepaper to find out what lessons you can learn and help you prepare. 

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IR35 Solutions

Our experts have implemented solutions for both public and private sector organisations. If you would like to understand more on how to mitigate IR35 risks for your business, contact our team at

In the meantime, to assess your level of risk, complete our IR35 Healthcheck to help future proof your organisation against changing legislation.

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