The Contractor Support Network
helps Contractors stay outside IR35
With renewed focus by HMRC on the financial benefits enjoyed by freelance contractors, unless you are clearly seen to be operating as a genuine business ‘in business’ you may well suffer financially from the negative impact of IR35 legislation. As a director, you are responsible for doing all that you can to ensure your business is successful, which in the case of a contractor, means securing contracts. By marketing your business, not only will you be demonstrating you are doing all you can to be successful, but you will naturally be widening the gap between being seen as a ‘true business’ and an employee. Financial investment in marketing your business is therefore essential.
The unique Contractor Substitution Network Membership is also included, giving contractors easy, secure access to a large UK network of contractors with similar expertise who they can contact when a substitute is required. This helps contractors meet the substitution clause in their contract, allowing them to easily demonstrate that a substitute can be found if necessary.
Can you answer yes to the below?
There are several key steps that contractors can take which can help provide tangible evidence that they are genuinely “in business” and not merely disguised employees, beyond the obligatory Supervision, Direction and Control mantra:
Does the business have a presence in the marketplace?
Does it advertise its services?
Does it incur true business costs outside of “travel and subsistence?”
How could it genuinely provide a “substitute” or sub-contractor should that be contractually advantageous?
Is it truly a commercial enterprise?
These steps can be expensive, time consuming and administratively challenging for the majority of busy contractors to implement -therefore few actually do!
Members of The Contractor Support Network can answer YES to all of the above.
Standard Subscription Includes:
Plus all of the below:
Don’t just take our word for it…
I opted for the full CV service in addition to my subscription which has been really worthwhile. The guy really knows his stuff and transformed my CV – I thought it was quite good until he looked at it! Using the new CV I got a new contract within a couple of weeks. Really pleased.
The Contractor Support Network is a must for all contractors in my opinion. The substitution directory has already been really useful and I love my new website. I bought the whole business stationery package with the logo and am really pleased with the professional profile my company now has.
I joined The Contractor Support Network to enhance my company profile. By being a member I know it is strengthening my outside IR35 position. Set up was great and I got a lot of additional tips from the team as well.