GI Group UK are the latest company to shed light on the uncertainty and confusion which still exists around the IR35 legislation. Their latest IR35 Driver Survey found 84 per cent of organisations have yet to inform drivers about changes.
The 2019 Report highlights a growing need for clarity around the legislation and for better communication between businesses and the drivers they use.
Key findings include:
- Almost half of respondents (46 per cent) do not understand what IR35 is and how it impacts contractors providing services via a Limited Company
- 84 per cent of respondents said that their clients or agencies had not talked to them about the changes in IR35 legislation and how it would impact the way they provide services
- 66 per cent of respondents would increase their daily or hourly rates if a haulier were to give an ‘inside IR35 determination on an assignment’ which meant they would have to pay employee tax and NI on earnings
“With uncertainty around the IR35 legislation, and as of April 2020 the responsibility for the determination of whether a role falls inside or outside of IR35 falling to the client rather than the contractor, it has never been more important for them to have complete trust in the advice they receive,” said Gi Group UK head of driving, Richard Madej. “Gi Group is working closely with the regulatory bodies and industry specialists to clarify the changes to IR35 and the implications for our private sector clients. We will be ideally positioned to advise clients and prospects on any required changes and ensure compliance with the new rules.”
Gi Group UK provides recruitment, staffing and workforce management services to local and national clients of all sizes, placing an average of 20,000 temporary and permanent staff into work nationwide each week across all market sectors.