The S&A Group’s Position and Approach to IR35
IR35, or rather the off-payroll employment legislation, to give it a formal label, is HMRC’s approach to dealing with what they describe as, “disguised employment“.
Essentially, HMRC claim that independent contractors across many UK industries are operating through limited companies to reduce their tax liabilities, but essentially doing the same ‘work’ as an employed individual.
Therefore, even though they may be operating at their own risk, without long term job security or any employment benefits such as SSP, holidays or pensions, they should still pay the same tax.
You can find out more about the official UK Government Off-Payroll Legislation HERE.
Whilst we fundamentally believe the legislation will negatively impact the macro economic outlook for the UK, we will always comply with law and policy.
IR35 is Good for S&A
As a consulting first business, we have always contracted in ways to deliver specific outcomes, at our cost and risk, to our clients. Likewise, where we use PSC’s, we hold them accountable for delivering outcomes to us.
So, for the majority of our work, its business as usual.
Our 'Current' Views on IR35 / Off-Payroll Legislation
Whilst the situation is changing rapidly, you can learn some of our thoughts on the industry and wider economic impacts or IR35 in our whitepaper.
Solutions for Industry
We deliver legitimate consultancy (outside-IR35) and flexible resources (inside-IR35) to our clients. Offering a complete solution for businesses that require projects and people. Our consulting activities are delivered by The S&A Group whilst any inside-IR35 requirements are handled by our sister company, S&A Resourcing Solutions Ltd. All activities remain within the Group structure and overall client delivery and quality assurance is carried out by the Group.
Solutions for Contractors
Contractors can choose to retain their PSC’s and utilsie them, for legitimate outside-IR35 expenses and engagements or choose to become an employee of S&A Resourcing Solutions whereby we act as an umbrella company and pay you, and treat you, as an employee.
Note: S&A Resourcing Solutions does not offer any “keep 90% of your income” claims, it simply pays you legitimately based on current tax legislation for all the income received. Costs are completely transparent. There are, however, a number of benefits to working within our Group Structure.
Client Business Benefits
Retain you critical contract resources and continue key projects and activities
Turn-Key Solution to manage all of your inside-IR35 and outside-IR35 contractors
Full service oversight, assurance and quality of delivery managed by S&A Partners and Staff
S&A, as client, manage tax determinations, providing fully transparency and challenge process
An effortless, efficient and compliant solution with all tax liabilities managed and paid by S&A
Fully online, real-time client portals provide all relevant Management Information
Inside-IR35 resources provided and managed by S&A Resourcing Solutions Ltd
New contracts for each and every contract workforce, regardless of status, from date service commences
Dedicated account manager, working within your team, to help with resource and portfolio planning – reducing lead times for new resources and assisting with skills and culture fit
Trade inside The S&A Group for traditional consulting activities and inside-IR35 delivery
Retain your PSC Limited Company for legitimate trading expenses such as travel and outside-IR35 bid work
Deliver mulitple contracts simultaneously to multiple clients – with some determined inside-IR35 and others remaining outside
Become an employee of S&A Group, via S&A Resourcing Solutions to manage, in a fully legitimate way, any umbrella delivery your clients require
Utilise your expertise to provide services to S&A. and S&A Clients knowing you’ll be treated fairly and assessed on every individual assignment
Join S&A’s growth story and become an Associate or Channel Partner
Benefit for expertise, support and guidance for other members of the Group
Introducing S&A Resourcing Solutions
S&A Resourcing Solutions, is S&A sister company, built to provide umbrella services to contract work determined to be inside-IR35 as well as to provide a total, fully managed resourcing solution for S&A Group Clients. To find out more, contact us or visit the RS Solutions Overview.
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