How will
IR35 impact your
recruitment agency?

Communication to workers is key!

If the Public Sector client says the contractor is “caught by IR35” this will likely mean a substantial reduction in the earning potential for the individual concerned. In addition, the contractor will still incur the running costs of having their own business such as: accounting fees, business insurances, marketing and other operating costs.

Find out more about IR35 here
What does my
agency need to do?

What does my agency need to do with regards to IR35?

If you are paying workers through personal service companies in the public sector, this is what you need to do.

1

Speak to Public Sector bodies

As a recruitment business, you need to liaise with the Public Sector bodies you are engaging with. In some circumstances, Public Sector bodies are making blanket decisions on all contractors being caught by IR35 and whether they engage with Personal Service Companies at all.

2

Calculate worker income

If workers are deemed caught by IR35 it is important to calculate what this change in income will mean. Many workers will see a substantial decrease in their Take Home Pay and may no longer feel that a Personal Limited Company is the right choice for them.

3

Communicate the IR35 changes to your workers

IR35 changes need to be carefully communicated to the public sector workers on your books. It is important that they understand the changes and that they are given the opportunity to weigh up the options of Limited Company vs Umbrella to decide how to operate going forward. We have produced a comparison guide which you are welcome to send to your workers.

Can your agency meet
the challenges of IR35?

Below are a few questions to help you to determine
your operational readiness for dealing with IR35.

Do you have the resources to deliver real-time net deductions for the Personal Limited Companies you engage with?

Have you reviewed your existing contracts and determined whether new contracts need to be issued?

Have you considered the impact on assignment rates and the subsequent effect on your existing margins?

Have you spoken to your clients to see if they will bear any of the costs associated with the changes?

If the answer to any of these questions
is NO, then talk to us.

IR35 Helpline is written as an independent resource for recruitment agencies and contractors.
Talk to Liquid Friday for help with feepayer solutions, FCSA-accredited Umbrella services,
outsourced IR35 consultations and model-restructuring advice.