IR35 for hirers and UK businesses

How to implement IR35 in your business?

We would recommend businesses follow our five simple steps. See our "more detail" section below.

More detail

Here are five easy steps to help you implement IR35 into your business:

  1. Understanding the IR35 rules and regulations: It is essential to have a clear understanding of the IR35 rules and regulations, as well as the implications for your business. This can involve reading relevant legislation, seeking advice from professional advisers, and attending IR35 training courses.
  2. Assessing your workers' IR35 status: Conduct a thorough assessment of each worker's IR35 status to determine whether they fall inside or outside the IR35 rules. This can involve using IR35 Shield assessment tools and seeking professional advice.
  3. Reviewing your contracts and working practices: Review your contracts and working practices to ensure they comply with the IR35 rules. This may involve making changes to arrangements, such as clarifying responsibilities and working practices, to reflect the relationship agreed between the parties accurately.
  4. Implementing a compliant payroll process: If your workers are "inside IR35", you must implement a compliant payroll process to ensure that the correct tax and national insurance contributions are made.
  5. Keeping up-to-date with changes: The IR35 rules and regulations are subject to change, so it is essential to stay up-to-date with the latest developments. This may involve monitoring relevant legislation, attending educational webinars, or seeking professional advice.

By following these steps, along with professional advice from IR35 Shield, you can implement a robust IR35 process into your business, helping to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations and reduce the risk of disputes and unexpected tax bills.

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