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Michael Duck QC elected leader of the Midland circuit …

August 19, 2017 – 6:00 am |

Michael Duck QC of No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been elected as the Leader of the Midland Circuit.

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IR35: Industry-first IR35 solution proof that reform can be managed …

August 19, 2017 – 8:00 am |
Seb Maley (Qdos Contractor CEO) _ Steve Greenwell (Qdos Group Chairman) at Buckingham Palace

Seb Maley (Qdos Contractor CEO) _ Steve Greenwell (Qdos Group Chairman) at Buckingham Palace

Leading contractor tax adviser, Qdos Contractor and global professional recruitment group, Hays, have developed an industry-first IR35 solution, which proves regulatory reform can be managed effectively on scale, protecting thousands of public sector contractors and numerous vital organisations.

The answer to the IR35 reform has already been put to good use, with numerous central Government departments, local authorities and educational establishments all making use of the independent and impartial assessments.

Notably, some organisations who initially made ‘blanket’ decisions that their entire population of off-payroll workers were inside IR35 have since started utilising the process.

 

Having spent months developing the tool together, Qdos Contractor now provides an outsourced compliance facility to Hays.

Vitally, the solution allows public sector engagers to comply with the new reforms, enables fair and continued use of contractors working through personal services companies in the public sector, and ensures each contractor is given a fair, individual and expert IR35 assessment.

Seb Maley, CEO of Qdos Contractor commented:

“This industry-first solution is proof that changes to IR35 in the public sector can in fact be managed on a large scale and when it matters. It has been built to protect each party; the contractor, the agency and the public sector engager. It is serving its purpose, and has been instrumental in making hundreds of determinations.

“To ensure contractors aren’t unfairly determined inside IR35 it is vital that each engagement is looked at individually, and by experts. Blanket determinations and inaccurate IR35 decisions will simply deter contractors from working in the public sector entirely, severely impacting temporary hiring, while putting major public sector projects and services at risk.

“While we are now a few months into public sector IR35 changes, many recruitment agencies and public sector organisations are still wondering what to do.  Hays have been ahead of the game however, working tirelessly to ensure they can deal with the changes compliantly.  Unfortunately, there is no ‘quick-fix’ to the changes, and Hays were quick to realise this.  They helped shape the way we developed the process and the insurance, allowing us to create a solution that ensures all parties comply with their legal responsibilities, but are also able to make IR35 decisions based on detailed and expert advice.

“Nearly half of UK employers expect growing candidate shortages in 2017, so needless to say, contractors are in high demand.  I’m delighted Qdos Contractor has been able to provide what is an industry-first solution, and confident that this relationship will have a hugely positive impact during times of uncertainty in public sector hiring.”

Steve Witts, Group Head of Tax and Treasury at Hays, added:

“Hays has been at the forefront of discussions with HMRC surrounding IR35 public sector reform, and has been working with our contractors and clients to help them understand and respond to the new legislation. Within the public sector the level of confusion surrounding this legislation remains high, and long-held misconceptions are potentially driving the behaviour of key influencers within the public sector supply chain.

“However, as our clients would expect, Hays was swift to identify a potential future public sector client requirement for outsourcing the determination responsibility of which had been left to them, and therefore harnessed the expertise of Qdos Contractor in order to provide them with a seamless end to end service.

“Hays entered into discussions with Qdos Contractor in the early summer of 2016 to formulate a compliant solution that would protect both the public sector organisation and Hays from both financial and reputational damage, whilst ensuring a rigorous, yet efficient, IR35 assessment process.”

New apprentices as Redditch recruitment firm steps up its marketing approach …

August 19, 2017 – 8:00 am |

One of Redditch’s leading recruitment firms has appointed two local apprentices to help boost the firm’s marketing and digital media offering.

‘Emergency Service’ in demand for AWI as manufacturing continues to surge …

August 19, 2017 – 7:30 am |

A leading supplier of ‘High Performance’ alloys has sealed a number of new contracts after a major surge in demand for its ‘Emergency Manufacturing Service (EMS)’.

PP’s first ever Career Open Days generates 25 new applications …

August 19, 2017 – 7:00 am |

One of the West Midlands fastest growing manufacturers threw open its doors last week in a bid to recruit new staff.

Freelancers and contractors urge Government to prioritise tax rethink…

August 19, 2017 – 6:30 am |
Freelancers and contractors urge Government to prioritise tax rethink…

More than 6 out of 10 (63%) freelancers and contractors have called for the new–look Government to prioritise building a fairer tax system for the self-employed, research carried out by leading contractor tax adviser, Qdos …

Michael Duck QC elected leader of the Midland circuit …

August 19, 2017 – 6:00 am |

Michael Duck QC of No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been elected as the Leader of the Midland Circuit.

Digital Dozen finalist, OpenGenius, to create 30 new jobs …

August 16, 2017 – 8:00 am |
Digital Dozen finalist, OpenGenius, to create 30 new jobs …

OpenGenius, the creators of iMindMap and DropTask, has announced that they will be creating thirty new high tech jobs within the next two years.

Lawyers serve up free legal advice at lunch club …

August 16, 2017 – 7:00 am |

The implications of a high profile Supreme Court ruling on Employment Tribunals will be top of the agenda at a free lunch club in Wolverhampton this month. 

NewDay brings new contract extension for Wilson Vale …

August 16, 2017 – 6:30 am |

Ashby-based catering company, Wilson Vale, has been awarded an additional £140K catering contract with NewDay, a leading consumer credit financial services company.

EEF Venues’ Broadway House is a finalist in the London Venue Awards 2017 …

August 16, 2017 – 6:00 am |

EEF Venues’ Westminster conference venue, Broadway House, has been named one of seven finalists in the London Venue Awards 2017 under the Best Customer Service category.

Fun and flavour of Latin America arrives at the city centre …

August 14, 2017 – 8:00 am |

As we get set to say goodbye to summer, Las Iguanas will bring the tropical styles and sun-kissed colours of Latin America to the heart of the Birmingham. Already known for its culinary adventure, this …

£1.5m extension for Black Country training specialist …

August 14, 2017 – 7:30 am |

One of the Black Country’s leading training providers has pushed the button on a £1.5m extension that will more than triple the size of its facility in Aldridge.

Jet Environmental launches new website and stunning video …

August 14, 2017 – 7:00 am |

Jet Environmental, the leading provider of climate control solutions for industrial and commercial buildings, has launched its new website and video that explains the company’s capabilities and services.

Bartercard UK saves the day for Rugby League showdown …

August 14, 2017 – 6:30 am |
Bartercard UK saves the day for Rugby League showdown …

Bartercard UK recently saved the day for the London Broncos and Sheffield Eagles Rugby League teams by stepping in as their match sponsor at the last minute.

Boltight deliver subsea tools bound for Australia …

August 14, 2017 – 6:00 am |

A West Midlands company, which specialises in hydraulic bolt tensioning systems, fittings and accessories, has taken part in a deep sea project bound for Australia on one of the largest Emergency Pipeline Repair Systems (EPRS) …

Interiors business steps in to support community radio …

August 11, 2017 – 8:00 am |

The team at Planned Office Interiors have stepped in to support the newly launched Stone Radio station based at Stone Station.
The Stone based interiors specialist which provides all aspects of office refurbishment, was able to …

Aaron invests in his future at top city bank …

August 11, 2017 – 7:30 am |

Student Aaron Green will enjoy the experience of a lifetime after securing an exclusive internship at multinational banking and financial services company J.P. Morgan.

Bright spark graduates as Fracino develops next generation of engineers …

August 11, 2017 – 7:00 am |

Multi-award winning Birmingham coffee machine manufacturer and third generation family business, Fracino, is fuelling the pipeline of future talent with its people-focused approach.

Private sector IR35 reform rumours are UK contractors no.1 concern …

August 11, 2017 – 6:30 am |
Private sector IR35 reform rumours are UK contractors no.1 concern …

Rumours surrounding potential reform to private sector IR35 currently sit as UK contractor’s biggest concern, research from leading contractor tax adviser Qdos Contractor of The Qdos Group, has highlighted.
Following April’s changes to IR35 in the …

Appointment strengthens SARH leadership team…

August 11, 2017 – 6:00 am |

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Stephen Duffill as Executive Director of Resources.
Stephen brings a wealth of experience to a role that will see him responsible for …

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