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If you're facing financial hardship now or in the near future due to the COVID- 19 crisis, you will be keen to understand what help the Government are offering to contractors, the self-employed and small businesses. On Friday 20th March the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a number of measures designed to support businesses and individuals through these difficult times.

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Even though the reform of IR35 in the private-sector has been postponed until April 2021, there’s a good chance that many end clients will be uncomfortable engaging nurses outside IR35, now they’ve been made aware that they should be inside. 
Some nurses who are currently working outside IR35 through limited companies are likely to be forced to use a PAYE solution like an umbrella company, and the resulting drop in their income will leave them vulnerable to non-compliant predators. 


The next few weeks and months are likely to be challenging for many of us in any number of unexpected ways, as the COVID-19 crisis develops and deepens. It’s difficult to imagine what the situation must look like from the front lines of healthcare delivery, and if events unfold as expected, what we’ve seen already may have been like a gentle shower when compared to the coming storm.


IR35 was introduced in 2000 and is aimed at ensuring that only contractors genuinely in business on their own account are able to take advantage of tax planning opportunities. If in effect, you are a temporary employee of your end client you will be taxed as a “deemed employee”.

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IR35 has been a fact of life for UK contractors for some time now, and if you’re contracting through your own limited company, it’s something that you need to know about. In this article, we’ll explain what it is, how it affects contractors like you, what the up-coming changes are all about and what you can do to protect yourself and your income.