At Bauer & Cottrell, we recognise the complexity of contracted-out services when it comes to the off-payroll working rules. Where contractors are involved, such arrangements have significant impact on where the IR35 / off-payroll working responsibility sits within a supply chain. For public sector and medium/large private sector engagers seeking to procure services in this manner, it is critical that the chain of contracts and working practices fully support that of a genuine outsourced-service in order for their organisation to be absolved of any IR35 responsibilities.
Our Contracted-Out Service Supply Chain Review service is designed to provide clarity for all parties, helping to establish exactly where the IR35 responsibility sits and mitigate risks for both consultancies and engagers involved in service outsourcing, all assisting towards the obligation to take ‘reasonable care’.
1. Clearly identifies responsibilities and obligations
Our review ensures that every party in the service supply chain fully understands their roles and obligations under the off-payroll working rules, eliminating confusion and potential disputes, and ensuring everyone is on the same page.
2. Prevents IR35-related project disruptions and secures contractor workforce
By proactively identifying and addressing the position at the outset, the risk of IR35 status related disputes being raised midway through the contract is mitigated, instilling confidence and a more secure contract workforce.
3. Demonstrates reasonable care
Vital for ensuring full IR35 compliance.
4. Equips you for HMRC audits
Our comprehensive review leaves all parties better prepared to handle any potential HMRC IR35 audit, reducing the risk of costly investigations and penalties.