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How automation can assist firms with off-payroll compliance

30 November 2021 / Dave Chaplin
Issue: 4819 / Categories: Comment & Analysis
Lift the blankets?

Key points

  • The new off-payroll regime has created problems for firms struggling to overcome the effects of the pandemic.
  • Many firms left it too late to prepare for the changes so imposed blanket bans on contractors.
  • Blend of human expertise and automation can help with assessing IR35 status.
  • Reasonable care must be taken in coming to a conclusion in a status determination statement.
  • Legislative fault lines may trip up firms but there are steps they can take to overcome these issues.

It has been just over six months since the off-payroll legislation took effect in the private sector. According to a recent survey commissioned by IR35 Shield it has had a significant and damaging impact on contractors and firms that rely on their talent.

Unsurprisingly the focus on coping with the pandemic resulted in many firms being unprepared to challenge the legislative complexity and preferring to steer...

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