ENSURE IR35 COMPLIANCE

Our IR35 Health Check MOT service supports businesses that are currently unsure of whether their assessments are valid to avoid the financial and reputational risks associated with not meeting IR35 regulations.

In the run-up to the delayed introduction of IR35 reform in the private sector thousands of businesses used HMRC’s CEST tool to determine whether their contractors fell inside or outside of IR35. Businesses have since discovered that the tool may not have been fit for purpose. Several incorrect statuses assigned to contractors have been declared, with affected companies now at risk of being fined.

While the IR35 reform is now enforced, HMRC has announced it will offer businesses a grace period to ensure their assessments are completed accurately. This is a crucial time to take a step back and ensure you're entirely compliant

Our IR35 Health Check MOT service supports businesses with contingent workforces of all sizes to ensure their contractors have been assessed individually and is fully insured against the outcome, backed by employment law experts.

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Our service provides users with the opportunity to review their IR35 position away from the pressures and time constraints that were present during the initial implementation phase, meaning they’re empowered to make more accurate and considered assessments, following our operational best practice and using our approved PSL of suppliers who are all FCSA regulated.

THE CHALLENGE OF IN-HOUSE ASSESSMENT

The challenges of conducting an IR35 assessment in-house, without the support of a third-party advocate include:

  • The need to allocate dedicated resources to assess each contractor individually

  • The need to roll out new policies and procedures to manage the assessment process, in addition to hiring manager training

  • Changing mindsets as to how contractors are treated in relation to employees. This covers the possible removal of benefits, such as staff parking and training, and issuing new hiring manager guidelines on how to engage with contractors in an evolving landscape

  • The need to police your supply chain, as all suppliers have to carry out adequate assessments of their own

  • The risk of significant financial penalties, as well as potential legal and reputational damage if assessments are found to have been completed inaccurately

By using our IR35 Health Check MOT service, businesses that are currently unsure of whether their assessments are valid can avoid the financial and reputational risks associated with not meeting IR35 regulations.

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THE SERVICE

Our service empowers organisations to make more accurate and considered assessments.

Our role as talent solutions specialists is to arm companies affected by IR35 with intimate knowledge of its regulations, and how they can thoroughly assess their workforce to remain compliant.

Our service includes:

  • A review of tools used during assessment of incumbent contractors leading up to April 6th

  • A review of all assessment outcomes

  • A review of users’ ‘business as usual’ processes and procedures post-April 6th

  • Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) considerations

  • Analysis of policies and procedures to identify any outstanding risks and potential for improvements to operations

  • Use of Morson’s market intelligence tools and consultancy

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GET IN TOUCH

Move forward in line with regulation

Whether your contractor workforce is vast or tiny, we want to help you avoid the potential mistakes that might be incurred by your business’ individual practices, and offer you total confidence that despite IR35, there won’t be any hurdles in being able to access and utilise contingent labour.