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12 Dec 2019
Managing contractors? How to prepare for IR35

IR35 was first introduced in 2000. It was designed to reduce tax avoidance by contractors who HMRC believe to be “disguised employees”, who are people that work in a similar way to full-time employees but bill for their services via their limited companies to make their business as tax efficient as possible. For the most, these transactional relationships are genuine, but it isn’t uncommon to find firms paying freelancers in this way to avoid paying National Insurance contributions or providing employee benefits.
New rules coming into effect on April 2020 will mean that private sector companies will be responsible for deciding if a freelancer or contractors employment status is correct, rather than the individual deciding it themselves. These new rules have been in operation within the public sector since 2017. Research from YunoJuno, a freelance recruitment firm found that 43% of seniors within the private sector are unaware how IR35 would affect their business, with 42% unaware of fines for non-compliance.
What you will learn in this webinar:
  • Learn about the IR35 rules in deciding is a freelancer sits inside or outside IR35
  • How to carry out IR35 tests and what to do when transitioning a freelancer



David Curtis

Partner - Head of London Contract, Computer Futures


David Curtis is a multi-brand Director at SThree PLC, the Leading global STEM international staffing company. He joined SThree in 2005 as a consultant, he went on to open and develop the UK contract Life Sciences business overseeing and growing a team that is still highly regarded as a thought leader in this space. In 2017 David took over the Technology Brand in London where he implemented and overcame the processes and challenges of implementing IR35 into the public sector. In 2018 David Got Promoted to Director at SThree and has recently taken over the Banking and Financial Services brand using his experience with the IR35 implementation in the public sector and applying it to the private sector.

Charlie Cox

Commercial Manager, SThree


Charlie Cox is the head of Commercial at SThree PLC, the leading global STEM international staffing company. He joined the company’s Huxley brand as a Commercial Contracts Consultant in 2005. In 2011, he became SThree’s International Contract Management Team (CMT) Manager, responsible for overseeing a specialist group of recruitment experts running a portfolio of global contractors. Three years later, Charlie was appointed as the Commercial Manager at SThree, where he has owned the release and implementation of sales business processes, managed third party supplier relationships, overseen setup of contract supply chain compliance initiatives, generated new routes to market and is leading the company’s Off Payroll Legislation (IR35) work in both the private and public sector.

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