IR35 in Transformation is an interesting topic. Transformation and Change typically sits outside Business as Usual. Historically organisations have relied heavily on consultancy, interim, or contingent support to take them through peaks and troughs of transformation, enabling them to deliver differing skill sets in line with their change ambitions. This flexible resource has been a critical part of many organisations’ approach to delivering change and therefore the strengthening of the IR35 legislation has given many organisations food for thought.
Looking at IR35 from a broader perspective and reviewing previous trends from the public sector and the ‘false start’ in 2020, Norman Broadbent found several key themes emerging. These earlier implementations of IR35 resulted in an increased use of consultancies into organisations to avoid IR35 altogether; a higher use of permanent employees; day rate interims working on a PAYE basis through umbrella companies; and an increased use of Fixed term contracts.
Norman Broadbent plc (LON:NBB) is a leading Professional Services firm offering five interrelated Talent Acquisition & Advisory Services: Board & Leadership/Executive Search, Senior Interim Management, Research & Insight, Leadership Consulting & Assessment, and executive level Recruitment solutions.