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Off-payroll

Opinion

Oil firms prepared for Off-Payroll will reap a competitive edge

From April 2021, large and medium firms in the private sector that hire contractors will be responsible for determining their IR35 status rather than the contractors themselves as the Off-Payroll legislation takes effect. Whilst many oil firms will continue to hire contractors off-payroll, we are seeing some taking a risk-averse approach and issuing blanket bans on hiring contractors who work through their own personal service companies, insisting instead that they all go PAYE, either directly or via agency payroll.

Opinion

Energy industry must get ready for IR35 reforms

In April 2020 the Government’s IR35 payroll reforms will come into effect in the private sector, putting the responsibility firmly on larger employers for PAYE and NICs in respect of contractors engaged via an intermediary.

Opinion

IR35 – The time is now for employers in the oil and gas sector

With the North Sea in the midst of a resurgence, there’s a slight temptation for some in our sector to forget a few of the smaller things that are going on. But the recent UK budget saw a call-to-action for the oil industry.