UK: AGS Launches IR35 Resource Site to Help Companies Prepare for April Countdown

April 6, 2021, marks the day when reforms to the off-payroll working rules known as IR35 are set to take effect in the private sector. The legislation defines the tax status of individuals working through an intermediary (usually a personal service company) – but could also be a partnership, a managed service company or another person – and requires businesses to determine if a contingent worker is acting as an employee and accurately classify them as such, which could impact taxes, pay, benefits and more.

To help companies keep track of what this change means for their business and their engagements with workers, AGS has published an IR35 in the Private Sector resource webpage, complete with FAQs, links to relevant resources and tools, and insights gleaned from AGS subject matter experts.

Takeaway: Many businesses have made the necessary process adjustment required by IR35, but for companies still needing guidance, AGS’ webpage is worth bookmarking. Insights and strategic advice are available to help identify potentially affected contractors such as workers under statement of work and contingent labor, as well as develop processes to ensure compliance.


Coronavirus Considerations for Businesses

North America

US: Biden Administration Freezes Proposed Regulations on Worker Classification

US & Canada: Both Employees and Contractors are Among Growing Alphabet Workers Union

US: H1-B Electronic Registration Process Could Undergo Changes

US: Age Discrimination Claim Denied in Worker Performance Case


UK: Points-Based Immigration System Updated

UK: Brexit Trade Deal Excludes Financial Services, With Data Sharing and Privacy Rules to Come

Poland & Hungary: EU Ruling Influences Posting of Workers and Services Across Region


India: A Government-Mandated Wage Code Restructuring Could Boost Retirement Income

China: Heavier Penalties for Violating Workplace Safety Measures Being Considered

Australia: New Reform Bill Aims to Protect Workers, Define Casual Employment

This update contains general information only, and AGS is not rendering legal advice. Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your business, you should consult qualified legal counsel. AGS shall not be responsible for any loss whatsoever sustained by any person or company who relies on this update.