Nearly nine out of 10 contractors are outside IR35, says Qdos

As recruitment agencies and employers prepare for the rollout of the off-payroll reforms in the private sector next April, nearly nine out of 10 status determinations to date resulted in contractors being deemed to be outside of IR35, according to IR35 specialist Qdos.

Based on analysis of decisions on the IR35 status of 9,000 contractors made using Qdos's status review, 87% of contractors, to date 87% were deemed to be outside of IR35.

Qdos CEO Seb Maley said: "Now, with less than a year until the changes arrive in the private sector, it’s vital that companies yet to start preparing do so [prioritise accurate status returns] immediately. Meanwhile, firms banning contractors, forcing them onto the payroll as a workaround to the changes, should rethink their stance on IR35 reform.”

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