Spotlight On: IR35 Advice and Key Tips


What is IR35?

The October 2018 budget introduced an extension to the Intermediaries legislation, which is usually referred to as IR35, and will come into force from April 2020 for medium and large businesses in the private sector.

HMRC are increasingly concerned about ensuring workers are on the payroll, and that PAYE is operated properly, and the proposed changes in legislation show their commitment to improving these practices.

This will be a major policy change for many private organisations across all industry sectors, with many businesses needing key advice to implement it effectively & correctly.

Experience suggests that private sector businesses will require all of the time afforded to them to prepare for the change. Failure to prepare and be ready for April 2020 could result in significant:

  • Labour supply issues
  • Business continuity issues
  • Liabilities to tax, National Insurance also interest and penalties

To help businesses to comply with this new regulation our team of business advisory experts have put together a series of key guides and informative videos for businesses to prepare.

Contact our experts and get your business ready for IR35

IR35 advice for businesses

On this page you will find a series of Insights articles to help provide the right advice for your business and over the upcoming weeks, we will be publishing a series of short IR35 Top Tips videos, which will detail the essential steps for you to take to be IR35 compliant.

IR35 Top Tips Part 3 - What is the first thing businesses need to do?

IR35 Top Tips Part 2 - Which workers are caught?

IR35 Top Tips Part 1 - Which businesses need to operate IR35?

Stay tuned to our social media channels and website to view the latest video as it is released.

We will also be running a series of seminars across the country where our experts will be talking through the IR35 legislation in detail and advising on what action should be taken.

Next events:

Chat to our IR35 experts

Our team can help everyone from SMEs up to multinational corporates in all areas of IR35, employment tax and off-payroll workers legislation.

Contact one of our specialists to start your IR35 planning process today!

David Wignall, Human Capital Advisory Partner (david.wignall@mhllp.co.uk) Tel: 07376 114846

Nigel Morris, Employment Tax Director (nigel.morris@mhllp.co.uk) Tel: 07718 340634

Gordon Thrower, Senior Employment Tax Manager (gordon.thrower@mhllp.co.uk) Tel: 020 7429 4137

Related Events & Seminars

05 Sep

Off Payroll Workers – Time to Review Existing Arrangements (Construction)
Location: MHA MacIntyre Hudson, New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6BJ

Join us as we discuss the IR35 extension highlighting the effects this will have on your business.

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03 Sep

Off Payroll Workers – Time to Review Existing Arrangements (Not for Profit)

Location: MHA MacIntyre Hudson, New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6BJ

The October 2018 budget introduced the extension to the Intermediaries legislation – usually referred to as IR35 – which will come into force from April 2020 for “medium” and “large-sized” (definitions as yet unspecified)...

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Off Payroll Workers – Time to Review Existing Arrangements (Not for Profit)
Location: MHA MacIntyre Hudson, New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6BJ

Join us as we discuss the IR35 extension highlighting the effects this will have on your business.

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Off Payroll Workers – Time to Review Existing Arrangements (General)
Location: St. Paul's Cathedral, The Wren Suite, St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

Join us as we discuss the IR35 extension highlighting the effects this will have on your business.

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10 Sep

Off Payroll Workers – Time to Review Existing Arrangements (Retail and Consumer)
Location: St. Paul's Cathedral, The Wren Suite, St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

Join us as we discuss the IR35 extension highlighting the effects this will have on your business.

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