IR35 Advice for Contractors

IR35 was introduced in April 2000 to combat disguised employment. It affects every contract you carry out, which is why during your initial contact with Dolan Accountancy, we will work with you to determine your status.

If you do fall Inside of IR35, your take home pay will be less, but there are still some benefits to being a contractor. In this section we will explain the legislation in further detail and discuss the more recent changes as to how it is governed in the Public Sector.

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The Budget 2020

On Wednesday 11th March 2020 Rishi Sunak delivered his first post Brexit Budget less than a month into the job. So what exactly did the Chancellor say and, more importantly, what did it actually mean?


IR35 2020 Changes

It’s been talked about nearly as much as Brexit in some circles, the ‘Off-payroll working rules’ introduced in the public sector in April 2017 are now being brought into the private sector.


The Stress in the Workplace study

In parallel with society’s improving understanding of mental health, concern over stress levels at work is under the spotlight. Stress is known to decrease employee productivity, motivation and engagement and increase employee sick days.


What is IR35? A Guide to IR35

If you’re contracting, you’ve probably heard a lot about IR35. You may have taken contracts deemed inside or outside IR35, and seen your allowable expenses and income fluctuate as a result.


Working inside IR35

Worried about your IR35 status? Our handy print-out checklist will help you review your contract at-a-glance. Tick off the boxes and count them up at the end.


IR35 Contract Reviews in the Public Sector

IR35 is one of the biggest issues facing professional contractors, potentially posing a threat to both your income and your peace of mind. Sometimes it’s straightforward – a contract can clearly sit inside IR35, or clearly be outside.


IR35 Rules

With the tightening of IR35 in the public sector in 2017. It is vital you understand what IR35 and is likely to make your contract fall inside of IR35 and what clauses you should be looking for in your contract.


Public Sector IR35 Changes 2017

From 6th April 2017, liability for establishing the IR35 status of a public sector contract was passed from the contractor to the client, or ‘engager’ – be it a government department, recruitment agency or consultant to the private sector.