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The private sector reform of the IR35 rules arrives in April 2020, which is closer than you might think. With less than 18 months to prepare, the only viable solution is to assess your risks and adjust your processes to comply with the new rules. We’d also strongly suggest engaging compliance experts to advise you and keep you on track. However, it’s possible some of your clients will favour a strategy that looks easier or cheaper. In this article we’re looking at five of the most common, and we’ll explain why they’re a bad idea.

IR35 Reform

In his budget speech on 29th October, Chancellor Philip Hammond put an end to months of speculation on private-sector IR35 reform by confirming it would go ahead in April 2020. But what does this mean for you as a recruiter?

How to Help Your Clients Prepare for IR35 Reform: A Recruiter's Guide. Click here to download>>


If you’ve done any contracting work in the public sector since April 2017, you’ll be familiar with the idea of someone else determining your IR35 status. From April 2020, many private-sector contractors will experience the same situation. The decision may be taken out of your hands, but this shouldn’t leave you helpless and we’d encourage you to be actively involved in the process.


If you’re working through your own limited company in the UK, you need to have a least a basic understanding of IR35. You don’t necessarily need to become an expert, but it is important that you understand how it affects you. In this article we’ll explain what you as a contractor need to know.

The Contractor's Guide to Demonstrating You're Outside IR35. Click here to download>>

Umbrella company

There are some common misconceptions about how an umbrella company works, and they can be surprisingly pervasive. If you’re employed by an umbrella company, or you’re a contractor considering the umbrella option, it’s important that you understand what an umbrella company really does. In this article we’ll explain what we do, and hopefully arm you against some of those myths.