Ever heard of the 19th century law that required drivers to have someone walk in front of their cars, waving a red flag? We kid you not! And there’s one modern day law that may end up being just as restrictive - IR35.
The off-payroll rules (aka IR35) came into effect for the public sector in April 2017. Ever since that date, it’s been down to the client to determine whether their contractors or freelancers are working within the rules.
With the trend towards remote working – even for full-time employees – businesses are being forced to think differently about their working practices. This requires a change in attitude but it’s one worth adopting, given that happier staff lead to a happy work environment.