The Dialogue: IR35 - What You Need To Know

Daniel Lewis our consultant managing the role
Posting date: 9/17/2020 10:57 AM
For the latest episode of The Dialogue, Associate Director Dan Lewis sat down with Andy Dagnall from Contract insurance specialists Kingsbridge to talk all thing IR35.

Here's what we learnt:

- Understanding your current workforce and who your contractors are should be the first step for any business looking into IR35. 

- Businesses should be set up better now there has been a delay. Getting IR35 right in the current economic is so much more important than it was the first time round.

- Blanket bans on contracting don't factor in the risks of projects not being completed and loss of talent. 

- The Public Sector tried blanket bans and they didn't work. They've now bounced back by embracing a new way of working.  

- There are online tools to help determine a contractor's status in regards to IR35 and Harnham have our own tool for this stage of the process. 

- Collaboration will be key for both businesses and contractors. Working with third parties will help make the process easier. 

- It is almost essential that contractors take out insurance to mitigate the risk of a wrongful determination. 

- Status determination can change throughout a project. An inside determination at one stage of a project won't necessarily stay that way for the duration. 

- Contractors will have more trust in businesses that have a robust process in place. 

- Contractors can get a working practices review done now so they can approach recruiters or businesses with an understanding of where they will fall with IR35. 

- The most important thing in a status determination is being honest. 

- And much, much more. 

You can watch the full conversation below:

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