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vinovinom
16th May 2017, 11:18
Hi

I have applied for contract opportunity with HMRC currently ... I want to know if there is any risk of previous contracts being questioned ,if I contract with them, about IR35. I am thinking about using Umbrella company even though I have a limited company and been contracting for 10 years using this ltd company...

Please let me know your thoughts on this as currently its upto employer to take taxes and check IR35 status..

Thanks

cojak
16th May 2017, 12:38
If you haven't previously worked for a Public Sector Body you should be as safe as the rest of us.

dotcom12
16th May 2017, 20:34
Have HMRC confirmed whether you are caught by IR35

vinovinom
17th May 2017, 08:10
Have HMRC confirmed whether you are caught by IR35

No, but the job is already advertised that its within IR35...

vinovinom
17th May 2017, 08:11
If you haven't previously worked for a Public Sector Body you should be as safe as the rest of us.

I have worked for public sector organisations before ..

doconline
17th May 2017, 09:03
No, but the job is already advertised that its within IR35...

Make sure you include a big rate increase. I was approached by an agent recently for a front end dev role at HMRC (either London or Leeds, my choice) and they were paying 50%-75% premium on day rates as it was caught inside IR35. Seriously thought about it, as it was a 2 year project, and 6 figure take home after tax, but am in current project til September anyway.

vinovinom
17th May 2017, 11:41
Make sure you include a big rate increase. I was approached by an agent recently for a front end dev role at HMRC (either London or Leeds, my choice) and they were paying 50%-75% premium on day rates as it was caught inside IR35. Seriously thought about it, as it was a 2 year project, and 6 figure take home after tax, but am in current project till September anyway.

Many thanks... I am trying to find out how much more in percentage should I charge to get the same net amount as before ?

northernladuk
17th May 2017, 11:45
25 to 30% seems to be the figure banded about.

vinovinom
18th May 2017, 08:20
25 to 30% seems to be the figure banded about.

Thanks a lot..

TheFaQQer
18th May 2017, 08:41
25 to 30% seems to be the figure banded about.

As I've stated before, every case needs to consider what their increase needs to be.

25 to 30% is a figure bandied about by those that are just picking a number out of the air, and because people keep saying "25-30%" then that figure perpetuates.

If you have a high rate and little to no expenses then 25%-30% is possibly reasonable; if you have a low rate and little to no expenses then it becomes less reasonable, and if you have a low rate and high expenses then 30% is way too low. I've spoken to people where they would earn more by increasing by 25% than they do now, and I've spoken to people where increasing by 60% wouldn't cover their losses.

The range that needs to increase is more likely in the range 25-75% - without any more details it's impossible to give any meaningful advice on what people should increase their rate by.