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Insights // 15 January 2021

IR35 - Are You Ready for the Changes on 6 April 2021?

Partner Sue Dowling, head of our Employment Law team, introduces a series of blog articles on IR35 reforms and the implications for private sector (end-user) clients, contractors and intermediaries.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic taking hold last spring, planned reforms involving the IR35 tax regime, affecting private sector (end-user) clients, contractors and intermediaries, represented perhaps the most talked about topic among Employment lawyers and HR professionals.  In February 2020, Blandy & Blandy partnered with national tax, advisory and risk firm, Crowe, to host a seminar on this ‘hot’ subject. 

The pandemic saw the roll out of these changes delayed by a year, but the Finance Bill has, in the interim, received Royal Assent and the new reforms to the off-payroll (IR35) legislation for medium and large private sector clients will take effect from 6 April 2021.

In a series of upcoming employment focused blog articles, partner Sue Dowling, head of our Employment Law team, will examine the new IR35 Rules;  and the practicalities and potential pitfalls for clients; contractors and intermediaries, from an Employment Law perspective. 

These blog articles will cover:

  • IR 35 - Understanding the Fundamentals
  • Getting to Grips with the Terminology
  • What is Changing in April 2021 for Private Sector (End) Clients?
  • Looking at the Inter-Relationship Between Employment Status and IR35
  • How does C.E.S.T. Operate?
  • Obligations Relating to the Status Determination Statement
  • Disagreements Over the Application of IR35 and Their Resolution.
  • Obtaining Advice and Guidance

For further information or legal advice, please contact law@blandy.co.uk or call 0118 951 6800. 

This article is intended for the use of clients and other interested parties. The information contained in it is believed to be correct at the date of publication, but it is necessarily of a brief and general nature and should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific professional advice.

Sue Dowling

Sue Dowling

Partner, Employment Law & Venue Licensing

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