Most freelance and self-employed contractors will be aware that from April 6th 2020, they will lose the right to set their own IR35 status unless they work with a small company in the private sector.
If you aren’t aware of the changes which will affect freelance and self-employed chefs and other self-employed workers, please update yourself linking onto www.gov.uk website as there’s only a few weeks to go until the new legislation comes in.
The assumption is that it will be up to the fee payer, often a recruitment agency, to ensure the correct deductions and charges are made as long as everyone in the supply chain fulfils their responsibilities. HMRC will be clamping down on hirers that aren’t taking reasonable care when setting the IR35 status and the liability will be transferred to these businesses, whether they are the fee payer or not.
HCS, as an agency understands there will be a great deal of confusion around the IR35, but we have to act accordingly in the company’s best interests.
We recruit a small number of self-employed workers and to re-assure our clients, from the 6th April 2020 HCS will be asking that all self employed workers follow one of the options listed:
1. A self-employed worker signs up to an umbrella company.
2. A self-employed worker becomes an employee of HCS and therefore goes onto payroll/PAYE.
Even if you are operating outside of the legislation, there is still a chance of an IR35 enquiry from HMRC. If a contractor and employee are the same in how they are treated but one is paid via their PSC, they should be deemed to be inside IR35.
This is our Policy regarding the changes in the IR 35 rules in private sector.
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HOSPITALITY CATERING SERVICES RECRUITMENT LTD, registered as a limited company in [England and Wales] under company number: 11898181. Registered Company Address: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, England, N1 7GU