What is IR35? 

 

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IR35 is used to describe two sets of tax regulations that are in place to combat tax avoidance by workers. For example it is designed to assess whether a contractor is a genuine contractor rather than a ‘disguised’ employee, for the purposes of paying tax. Watch this 6 minute video to see Simon our Financial Controller here at Highfield inform you on; what IR35 is, how it will affect you and what we are doing as a company to make sure we are compliant.  

Diagram 1: HMRC

Diagram 1

This diagram shows the Client led status disagreement process.

 

Diagram 2: HMRC

Diagram 2

This shows the transfer of liability across the supply chain.

 

 

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Here at Highfield, we have come up with the 4C’s of IR35 to assist in how you can prepare for the upcoming changes.

 

How Highfield can Help

At Highfield Professional Solutions we have a dedicated financial compliance team in place to ensure that all workers are fully compliant before they engage work with our clients.


We have a wealth of experience in helping our contractors and clients deal with changes to IR35 when the initial changes were introduced back in 2017 for the public sector.


In preparation for the forthcoming change in legislation, our Leadership team has attended a number of IR35 training events with the regulatory bodies so are fully informed on the latest IR35 updates and legislation.


We are in ongoing regular contact with the professional bodies for the UK recruitment industry to be as proactive as we can and we will fully support our clients through the IR35 changes.


We are able to support all of our clients and their workforce needs throughout this period and will have a dedicated expert contact who will be able to liaise with our clients in relation to all IR35 matters.

 

 

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