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New IR35 legislation is due to be applied to the Public Sector (only) in April 2017.

Key points are that for contracts in the public sector IR35 assessment, tax liability and HMRC reporting moves from contractors to recruitment firms and clients. Therefore we need to be satisfied that IR35 assessment, tax withholding and HMRC reporting are being dealt with and we (and our clients) are fully compliant.

Latest Updates

Friday 7th April 2017

We are happy to say we have now concluded new (IR35) arrangements with all our public sector clients. We now feel well placed to deal with similar IR35 changes that may be applied to the private sector in the future. We are mindful that similar IR35 changes could be applied by HM Government to the private sector once the implications of IR35 changes in the public sector are known. Please talk to your regular Nationwide People contact should you wish to know more.

Thursday 23rd March 2017

We now have arrangements in place to deal with the new IR35 requirements with some of our public sector clients, successfully concluding new arrangement before the approaching April deadline.  We continue to work with the remainder of our clients who are yet to have new arrangements in place.

Friday 3rd March 2017

Beta of Digital Tool (online assessment) released.

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Our PSL of "umbrella" (accountancy) firms is now listed. All are full members of the

Friday 20th January 2017

URL for The Freelancers and Contractor Services Association added (please see Introduction and Key Terms page) should contractors or clients in the public sector wish to contact accredited "Umbrella" accountancy firms.

Tuesday 17th January 2017

We are seeking to offer clients (and contractors) firm solutions to this issue as quickly as possible, ideally by the beginning of February.

Monday 16th January 2017

Another major PS client meeting today, and encouraging to find the client was seeking to address this issue quickly.