B2E – April 2021: Ready for Off Payroll Rules

Today is the day that changes to off payroll rules will apply to both the private and public sector. All public sector clients and medium or large-sized private sector clients will be responsible for deciding their workers’ employment status. If the off-payroll working rules apply, workers’ fees will be subject to Income Tax and National Insurance contributions.

B2E and our clients are ready!

We have a range of solutions that clients can use to engage with our independent consulting community, to continue to deploy a flexible scalable expert workforce and remain compliant with the law. We have for a number of years worked on a services and statement of work basis.

The solutions which will enable B2E to comply with the new law, but still harness the agility and depth of talent from the gig economy, include:

  • a popular ‘employed’ model (PAYE), where a consultant does not operate through a Personal Service Company but instead is engaged by B2E on a PAYE basis (negating the need for umbrella companies and associated charges)
  • an MSP solution for true contracted out services – consisting of service output-based arrangements, with project service provision based on task completion and key deliverables
  • client-led determination, where the client assesses each engagement on a case by case basis is ideal and hopefully more and more organisations will feel comfortable with this over time.

We strive to be as open and transparent as possible and have found that most of our consultant community are pragmatic and flexible in considering each engagement whether PAYE, ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ IR35.

Click here to read the full article in Consulting UK:   “How UK Consulting Firm B2E is Facing Covid-19 and IR35”