Tax & Legal Services
Temporary Labour is a high risk area for Tax and Financial Fraud therefore Nutral works alongside our partner network to provide services that mitigate and remove Tax and Legal risks.
Advisory and Managed Services for Tax and Legal practices.
Enquiries & Investigations
Providing an all-round approach to tax matters relating to contracting, our primary focus is working closely with our clients to manage their existing HMRC tax enquiries.
The off-payroll legislation – commonly referred to as IR35 – is a set of tax rules designed to make sure that when a contractor provides their services using a personal service company in a manner that is more akin to employment, than a business service, they and their deemed employer pay the correct amount of tax.
Affecting all parts of the labour supply chain, the risks, liabilities, and financial consequences of getting the employment status decision wrong can be significant. With ambiguous tax laws the rules are complex, therefore, it’s important to be well informed and seek professional advice.
WTT have extensive experience advising on all matters IR35, providing status determinations, contractual and working practice reviews.
Statements of Work
A Statement of Work (SOW) offers an alternative to conventional recruitment models for project-based work. Instead of supplying labour, SOW is the provision of a service, based on a fixed price subject to the achievement of deliverables. This model provides the end client with more certainty on project price and shifts most of the financial risk, onto the consultancy or agency.
A genuine SOW is exempt from the off-payroll legislation. This means that the agency or consultancy, rather than the end client, is responsible for issuing the status determination statements for any contractors it engages (unless exemptions apply).
Anyone involved in recruitment will know there are a number of essential areas of legislation to consider during the normal course of business.
- The Employment Agencies Act
- The Conduct Regulations
- Agency Workers Regulations
- Working Time Regulations
Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)
Any client outsourcing some or all of their permanent recruitment will place some very tough demands on their suppliers.
RPO Providers will want to carefully consider their legal position, as outsourcing contracts will often come with many onerous warranties, indemnities, and compliance provisions.
Our workforce solutions team can provide a full range of legal services from contract drafting to contract reviews and remediation.