IR35 LEGISLATION RECAP
After a 12-month delay IR35 ‘off-payroll’ legislation came into play on 6 April 2021
WHAT DID IR35 CHANGE HOW DID THIS AFFECT ORGANISATIONS INSIDE OR OUTSIDE WHAT ARE THE KEY CONSIDERATIONS?
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. THE SERVICE
Our service empowers organisations to make more accurate and considered assessments.
A review of tools used during determinations of incumbent contractors A review of existing SDS determinations A review of users’ ‘business as usual’ processes and procedures 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 approved PSL of suppliers who are all FCSA regulated