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Guidance on Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector (new)

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Contractor Guide To Off Payroll 

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From April 2017, Contractors working on Public sector contracts are no longer responsible for determining their own IR35 status. The Public sector engager/end client now has to determine the IR35 status of a particular contract.

If the contract is assessed to be inside IR35, the entity which pays the contractor’s limited company (most likely to be either the public sector body or a recruitment agency) becomes responsible for deducting the resulting tax from payments made to the limited company and reporting these deductions through their own RTI processes.

The “deemed salary” calculation to be applied no longer gives a 5% allowance for company running costs for Public sector workers.

If you are working on an assignment for a public sector client, and your end client believes that you are caught by IR35, they will PAYE tax from payments made to your company. This doesn’t mean that you are no longer able to contract through a limited company but your take home pay may be affected if your public sector client or agency believes you are working on an assignment caught by IR35, and many contractors will take home more money through umbrella employment. We recommend you run this quick test to check your IR35 status: 

Contractors working in the private sector will not see any changes to the current IR35 regime. To find out more about the changes please call us on 01296 468 185 or email 

You might also want to read:

Attempting to Influence Public Sector IR35 Decisions

Understanding the Fee Payers Deduction

Understanding the Need for an Uplift

Why Orange Genie Accountancy?

Orange Genie Accountancy offers fixed fee accountancy packages to contractors and freelancers. Each client has unlimited access to their own dedicated approachable and friendly accountant. All Orange Genie Accountancy accountants are specialists in the contracting market, so they can give you bespoke, high quality advice.

We will always keep you informed about anything that could affect you and your company. Our relationships with our clients are extremely important to us so we'll be in touch often, whether it be face to face, over the telephone or email.

Our packages start at £75 + VAT a month for an online service. Our most popular package is £120 + VAT a month which provides you with your very own dedicated accountant as well as:

  • Unlimited accountancy support
  • Face to face meetings so we can get to know you and understand your contracting goals
  • Proactive contact
  • Director and employee payroll
  • Annual Return
  • Self-Assessment Return
  • A fully compliant service so you are safe in the knowledge that you are meeting your legal obligations

​And much more, includingaccess to wealth management advice, IR35 reviews and pensions planning. 

If you would like to appoint Orange Genie Accountancy as your accountants please either fill out our enquiry form or give one of our friendly expert accountants a call on 01296 468 185 or email

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