Public Sector Contracting – Ask an Expert

Speaking to Kate Hardy, our very own status and contracts expert, we discuss the importance on compliant contracts within the public sector.

 

Question: What is the importance of compliance within the Public Sector? Just how necessary is it to get a contract review?

 

Answer: “For any contractor working within the Public Sector, now is most certainly the time to be considering IR35/status. This is important to confirm that you are able to assure your end client that you are paying the correct amount of tax. It is also important should HMRC come knocking and wish to challenge your status as an independent contractor. Those contractors who fail to so could find themselves out of contract and possibly under enquiry.”

Question: How Can Qdos Help?

Answer: “Qdos can help in checking your employment and will aim to make the process as simple as possible.  There are various options available, however the Public Sector Pack is certainly one to consider for Public Sector Contractors as it is designed to give your end client the assurance they need. As part of this process we will fully review your contract, working practices and Business Entity Test score. Recommendations will be made and if we are comfortable with your status we will issue a certificate confirming that in our opinion you are operating outside of IR35. This service has been very popular of late for obvious reasons and in most cases has been extremely successful.”

By:Troy Stevens

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