Our professional body The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has issued a warning to businesses concerning advice being offered by unscrupulous umbrella companies. The new IR35 rules have already been introduced into the public sector and then and now there has been an upsurge in umbrella companies offering advice. Some are offering advice around maintaining the earnings levels of contractors whilst keeping employer liability charges low.
CIPP has received reports that these umbrella businesses are suggesting that contractors could be paid partially via payroll to satisfy the new laws, and partially via a loan scheme or travel and subsistence schemes.
The CIPP advice is that if this sounds too good to be true it probably is and urges businesses to take legal advice.
If you have any concerns over the new IR35 and Off-Payroll Rules, please talk to our payroll experts. We are appropriately trained to ensure that our clients are aware of the new rules and their payroll processing will be compliant with them. Please contact our expert team of payroll professionals at our Birmingham office serving Lichfield, the Midlands and clients across the UK.