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Welcome to the world of IR35

IR35 helpline is an independently written resource to explain the complexities of IR35 to recruitment agencies and individuals who may be impacted by it.

Why should I trust this IR35 information?

We have been supporting contract workers and limited companies (PSCs) for over 10 years and we are highly regarded in the contractor services industry. We are also members of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA). The purpose of this website is to provide a comprehensive information resource for recruitment agencies and contractors alike who are working within the Public sector.

What is IR35?

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What is IR35?

IR35 was introduced in 2000 by HMRC in response to an increase in the number of employees who were leaving their existing employer and returning as a Limited company contractor the following day, doing the same work in the same way, in the same place.

IR35 is a set of rules to identify “disguised employees” - i.e. workers who would (in HMRC’s eyes) be classed as an employee, if you removed the fact they have a Limited company. The Government and HMRC believes that the majority of contractors are not determining IR35 correctly and therefore are not paying the correct Tax and National Insurance contributions to HMRC.

Find out more about IR35 here