The essence of the relationship between you and your client is your written contract, and it is essential that the contract is written to take into account the latest developments in case-law on IR35.
Do not assume that just because your client is large or that because you are working through a large intermediary agency, that their contract is well written – some of the worst contracts we’ve seen come from the largest companies.
To give your business and you the best protection we can from IR35, you must have your contract reviewed; there are three distinct steps and benefits to a contract review.
- We can either review or write a contract for services for you. We will provide a fully detailed report that explains where the contract is safe and where it isn’t, and then in discussion with you, give you clear guidance on the extent of risk that you face with the contract.
- The second step is knowledge. Whilst we can’t make you an expert on IR35, we can increase your knowledge so that you are aware of the overall IR35 picture.
- The third step is then a culmination of the first two. Having established that you have a written contract which is as safe as you achieve, then with the knowledge and training that we can give you, we can help you ensure that you do not act in a way that creates an implied contract that supersedes the written contract.