Worker status and IR35 audit


Worker status and IR35 audit

11 February 2020

The Government is cracking down on employment practices.

Big changes are due in April this year:

  • employers will have to issue all new employees with a written statement of employment particulars from day one;
  • employers will have to change the way they calculate holiday pay of certain workers to include the average remuneration in the previous 12 months;
  • all agency workers will have the right to the same pay as permanent staff once they have been engaged by the same employer in the same role for 12 weeks;
  • the much-publicised changes to ‘IR35’ are planned to be implemented – making medium and large businesses responsible for determining the tax status of contractors.

Radius Law has been advising businesses on this rapidly changing area of the law. You can see our recent webinar on IR35 here.

In addition, there have been a spate of court cases concerning companies incorrectly labelling people as self-employed contractors instead of being workers.

To assist our clients – we are offering a fixed price audit of worker status practices which includes:

  • an audit of your organisation’s contracts with employees, agency workers and contractors;
  • identifying groups of contractors who may have employment rights;
  • determining whether the new IR35 rules apply to your organisation;
  • determining which groups of contractors are likely to fall within IR35.

Our fixed price audit will:

  • provide a one-day on-site meeting;
  • provide a written report with recommendations on how to be prepared for the April changes, including the new IR35 rules, how to protect your organisation and guidance to management on:
  • how to identify contracts that may fall within IR35;
  • the issues to consider when determining the tax status of contractors (which is required under the new legislation);
  • how to correctly calculate holiday pay entitlement.

All of this for only £2,000 + VAT


If you would like to find out more or wish to book an audit, please contact
Sandra Martins, Head of Employment:
sandra.martins@radiuslaw.co.uk
+44 (0)7910764347


Please note that the audit assumes that your organisation has written contracts in place with your employees and contractors (with a maximum 4 versions).  The audit will not include: (i) amendments to contracts with employees or contractors; (ii) full determination of the tax status of your contractors. We can provide this additional work to you and would be happy to discuss and agree a separate fee.

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