IR35 Changes | What are the options | Crest Plus

We are here to help you prepare for the IR35 reforms which are due to come into effect in April 2020.

IR35 changes are being introduced in April 2021 which mean that responsibility for status determination will switch from contractors to end hirers, with recruitment agencies facing liability for unpaid tax. It’s vital that contractors and agencies take steps to prepare for IR35 changes – we have significant experience and expertise in IR35 compliance so can help you understand the impact and work out what to do.


Think you may need to switch limited company/PSC contractors to an alternative payment solution? We have a number of options to choose from.


If you can no longer operate as a limited company contractor, it’s easy to switch to our Umbrella, Freelance or CIS options. Simply register below or get in touch for more information. Get in touch today or download our IR35 Guide for Contractors to find out more.


IR35 Changes – what’s happening?

Under the current rules, contractors are responsible for working out their IR35 status and paying the correct taxes. From April 2020, that responsibility will switch to end hirers (unless classified as small), with employment agencies becoming liable in the first instance for unpaid taxes.

This means it’s more important than ever for the whole supply chain to work together.

Because we provide accountancy, Umbrella, Freelance and CIS options, and have more than 30 years’ industry experience, we can help all parties to work out what is the right approach for them.

How can we help?

We provide a range of solutions for contractors who are no longer able to operate through their own PSC.

Switch to Umbrella

It’s easy to switch from limited company contracting to our Umbrella – our specialist team takes care of everything.

  • One of the UK’s longest-established Umbrella companies
  • Full employment benefits including holiday pay, pension etc.
  • Personal accident and other insurances included as standard.

Find out more about our Umbrella service.

Self-employed options

Switch to CIS

No longer able to work as a limited company contractor? Find out if you’re eligible to join the Construction Industry Scheme.

  • Experienced payments team to ensure you get paid on time
  • FCSA accredited for complete peace of mind
  • Insurance cover included as standard

Find out more about our CIS service.

Switch to Freelance Contracting

Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of contracting whilst we take care of your payments.

  • Support from our self-employed contracting experts
  • Get paid on time, receive preferential rates on your year-end tax return
  • Hassle-free service, easy to register and use

Find out more about our Freelance contracting service.

Get tailored advice and support

We have significant experience and expertise in IR35 legislation. Having provided payment services to contractors for more than 20 years, we have been through numerous legislative changes, so are well placed to help end hirers, agencies and contractors navigate the latest reforms.

Get in touch

We have a highly experienced team who will be pleased to help you navigate the IR35 reforms.


Please get in touch with our Relationship Team on 01244 684700.


Please get in touch with Ian Young, Head of Business Development (


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