IR35 has had a profound effect on the contract market in the Public Sector since the changes implemented in April 2017. Proposed government legislation, scheduled to come into force in April 2020, will see the legislation rolled out to the private sector. Private sector organisations can save significant sums of money by preparing for the changes in legislation. At IR35 Compliance, we have solutions that can help you ensure that your organisation is ready to meet these changes and gain a competitive advantage over those that don’t proactively prepare.
The Gold Service is a five-month engagement that walks your organisation through the process of becoming IR35 compliant. Your dedicated consulting team will assess your organisation for compliance and then, through a workshop and ongoing interviews, guide your organisation towards IR35 compliance. We will work collaboratively to establish the IR35 compliance strategies that work for your organisation and then we will implement them together.
The Gold Service is aimed at organisations that may have consistent ways of working and prefer to collaborate on new strategies with knowledgeable consultants. The Service is very collaborative as nobody knows your organisation like you. We will advance on an IR35 Compliance journey together. Your IR35 Compliance team will be working closely with you to implement IR35 Compliance strategies that are bespoke for your organisation.
You can also review our HMRC Case Study.
Gold Service Summary
Gold Service summary:
- Team: 1 Lead Consultant, 2 Senior Consultants, other consultants supporting; as required.
- Length of engagement: 5 months
- Initial Assessment
- Initiate Journey to IR35 Compliance
- IR35 Compliance Maturity Assessment
Stage 1: Initial Assessment
During the initial assessment we will use a combination of online questions and answers, telephone interviews and face-to-face interviews to assess where your organisation is on its path to IR35 Compliance.
We will assess key people within your organisation using our bespoke, online assessment tool:
- Lead for contract personnel’s ways-of-working.
- Lead for contractor contracts.
- In-house and contractor Programme/Project Managers.
- Other contractor personnel.
We will conduct telephone interviews with selected personnel to delve down into your people’s understanding of IR35 and how your organisation’s ways-of-working align to IR35 compliance.
We will conduct face-to-face interviews to gain a complete understanding of your people’s knowledge and experience of IR35, how your organisation’s ways-of-working align to IR35 compliance and progress made towards IR35 compliance.
We will provide you with an initial report that shows your current alignment to the key determining factors of IR35. The report will deep dive into your ways-of-working and provide bespoke steps to work towards IR35 compliance.
Stage 2: Initiate Journey to IR35 Compliance
IR35 Compliance is not about a certificate, it’s a journey to a new way of working. Our consultants will work with your team to develop bespoke strategies and assist you with implementing them to drive IR35 Compliance for your organisation.
We will conduct a workshop immediately after the face-to-face interviews. This will usually be before the initial report so that you can set off on the path to IR35 compliance. The workshop is a mix of knowledge transfer and attendee focused exercises, tailored to your organisation. Your team will leave the workshop with a greater knowledge of IR35 and a set of strategies to implement.
Your team will implement the strategies developed during the workshop. In-house retrospectives will assess what is working, what isn’t working and how to amend the strategies to continue the IR35 Compliance journey. Our team are available remotely to assist as required and provide support and advice.
Stage 3: IR35 Compliance Maturity Assessment
We are now well along the journey to a new way of working. Our consultants will work with your team to assess progress and iterate strategies to achieve IR35 Compliant behaviours.
We will conduct face-to-face interviews to measure progress made towards IR35 compliance.
We will provide you with a report that shows progress towards IR35 compliance and assess your readiness for an HMRC Review.
We will come on site to discuss each of your reports:
- Your assessment against the key determining factors of IR35 and how your knowledge has advanced.
- Bespoke steps to advance you on your journey towards IR35 compliance; including progress made to date.
- Possible options for further assistance.