The changes
to IR35?

The change to IR35 legislation in the private sector means that the engager is now responsible for deciding whether to deduct tax and National Insurance Contribution (NICs) from freelancers and contractors, as if they were employees.

Those who are legitimately contractors should not be affected by this rule change, but a blanket approach by some engagers means that many freelancers have been affected.

It is estimated that almost a quarter of the UK’s workforce now works on a contingent basis, either in the public or private sector, so this change has affected thousands of contractors.


Try our flexible approach

Cogent Umbrella has been created from the ground up to be a simple, flexible solution to the challenges of IR35.

Using our considerable expertise in the sector, we can help you to manage your affairs should you find yourself inside the IR35 legislation.

With Cogent Umbrella you are not signed up to an indefinite contract and can switch back and forth with our other packages depending on whether your contract is inside IR35 or outside of IR35.

Making sense
of IR35

IR35 began as tax legislation in 2000 to identify individuals who were not paying the appropriate tax.

The law was specifically aimed at contractors who HM Revenue & Customs considered were working as full-time employees while benefiting from the tax advantages of being self-employed.

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