In April 2017 Government introduced new rules into the public sector called the off-payroll reforms, commonly referred to as ‘IR35’:
Please can you:
1. Tell us if you are familiar with these reforms ‘ yes or no?
2.Send us a copy of your internal guidelines used for any internal guidance,
3. Send us any policies you use surrounding the reforms.
In response to questions 2 and 3 our internal guidelines and policies can be seen from our staff pages on the Devon County Council website at https://inside.devon.gov.uk/task/check-employment-status/ and the policy for hiring temporary workers, a copy of which can been via the link below:
4. Send us any documents you use to explain your policies to agencies who supply workers to you.
With reference to agencies, this can be seen in Appendix 4 of the policy we referred to in response to questions 2 and 3 above.
5. Send us your internal guidance explaining how you assess the status for each contractor.
Please refer to our response to questions 2 and 3 above.