As we know, IR35 changes are fast approaching and are set to have a colossal impact on businesses and contractors. Therefore, it is vital that businesses are taking preparatory steps to prepare for IR35 in order to save them time, money and HMRC penalties.
Despite this, recent surveys suggest that more than half of UK businesses are planning a blanket approach to IR35 changes due to a supposed lack of time to assess contractors individually. Whatever the reasoning, it is alarming that businesses are even considering a blanket approach to IR35 changes, let alone relying on it. In this blog, we discuss why you shouldn’t use a blanket approach to IR35 changes and the alternative, and indeed preferable, approach.
If a business takes a blanket approach to IR35 changes it will likely result in the following:
On the surface such a blanket ban may seem beneficial for businesses in that it can save valuable time, money and resources. However, in reality, it is an incredibly bad move that can prove costly for both businesses, end clients, and contractors. Below are just a few of the consequences that could arise from a blanket ban:
With such serious repercussions, it is apparent that a quick-fix, blanket approach is not the answer to upcoming IR35 changes. So, what is the alternative?
Through our bespoke service, we can help businesses to prepare for IR35 changes without turning to quick-fix, costly solutions that don’t offer full protection and compliance. Optimus Shield can ensure that IR35 compliance doesn’t have to cost you the earth, your reputation or your top talent.
Sound too good to be true? It’s not: Optimus Shield can mitigate risk to the entire supply chain while ensuring you maintain a competitive edge in your marketplace.
Find out more here or request a call back below to see how our IR35 service can help your business prepare for changes due in April 2021.
Optimus Shield is the result of heavily invested research and development to tackle the issues now facing the private sector due to changes to the IR35 legislation being rolled out in April 2021.