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Using a preferred supplier list (PSL) is a tried and tested way of maintaining control of your supply chain, which is vital for recruiters in today’s contractor market. With private-sector IR35 reform coming in 2021, it’s also vital to include compliance experts in your PSL.


The reform of IR35 in the Private-Sector has now been delayed until April 2021, but this is no U-Turn. Unless something even more surprising happens in the next year, the reform will still go ahead. It therefore makes sense for your end clients to use this extra time to make the preparations that need to be made.  


Even though it has now been delayed until April 2021, all indications are that private-sector IR35 reform is still coming. When reform does arrive, any client who doesn't class as a small private company and is hiring contractors who trade through their own limited company (PSC) will be responsible for assessing their IR35 status. This is an involved and complex process, requiring specialist expertise. 

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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.