What should legal teams and businesses do about IR35?

What should legal teams and businesses do about IR35?

"Bleak outlook? It seems that companies are caught between a rock and a hard place: either they decide IR35 does not apply and risk having HMRC breathing down their necks, or they decide it does and have to incur increased costs, reduce their access to flexible labour – reducing the ability to innovate". 

What should legal teams and business do to address the new IR35 regulations?  

Mandy Clarke, Director of IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed discusses in her latest article published in Taxation, a LexisNexis company:

 

What should businesses do about IR35?

What should businesses do about IR35?

Up and down the country, medium and large businesses are scratching their heads and wondering what to do about IR35, otherwise known as the off-payroll working rules.

Unless there is a change of heart from the government – not implausible now that Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid are prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer respectively – hiring organisations in the private sector will for the first time have to wrestle with this complex legislation and make difficult status determinations that could dramatically affect their businesses.

 

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Amy is an established writer and researcher, having contributed to publications, such as The Law Society, LPM, City A.M. and Financial IT. Her role at LexisNexis UK involved leading content and thought leadership, as well as writing research reports, including "The Bellwether Report 2020, Covid-19: The next chapter" and "Are medium-sized firms the change-makers in legal?"