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IR35 Reforms Countdown – Are you ready? 3 months to go.

Tuesday 17th December 2019

Sterling - IR35 Reforms Countdown – Are you ready? 3 months to go.

The date for the introduction of the IR35 reforms looms closer, is your agency prepared?

IR35 has been a big topic of discussion since the ‘off-payroll’ rules were confirmed to be rolled out into the private sector from April 2020. With just over 3 months to go until we reach this date, how much preparation has your agency taken to ensure they are ready for this date?

Sterling have been heavily involved with key stakeholders to keep up with developments and to enable us to help our clients prepare for the changes that are coming.

So, what are the changes?
Just to recap, a consultation into extending IR35 reforms into the private sector took place in August 2018, and the autumn budget of that year confirmed these changes would take place in April 2020, which will ultimately impact a significant majority of agencies across the UK. The changes to IR35 will impact medium to large clients working in the private sector, who will be responsible for determining the IR35 status of a contractor. For many agencies IR35 legislation is not something that impacted their business prior to these reforms, however with private sector changes coming next year, now is the time for agencies to become accustomed with IR35.

How can Sterling support your agency?
We are dedicated to ensuring that our agency partners are confident in their ability to implement IR35 ensuring compliance in their processes.

Sterling are still offering a number of workshops tailored to agency needs. These workshops run by our Sales Director are designed to help recruiters understand the legislation fully and how to prepare for it coming into place in just over 3 months’ time.

What do our workshops cover?
• The history of IR35
• Reasons behind the reforms
• How changes impacted the public sector
• What these changes mean for recruiters
• How to correctly determine an IR35 status
• The implications of an incorrect decision
• And more

To arrange for us to run a workshop at your agency simply get in touch and we would be more than happy to organise this. Contact us today on 01925 626 285 or email

Sterling have various routes suitable for contractors who are likely to be impacted by the reforms, and we are also launching further routes in January 2020 so widen our offerings. If you would like further information on these new routes please get in touch today.

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