Webchat: December 2020

Readers’ responses to stories on recruiter.co.uk.

Reader responses to our article ‘Clause in IR35 makes umbrellas redundant and makes agencies the fee payer’ (recruiter.co.uk, 8 October). Please see our Special Report on Payroll and the new IR35 legislation in this issue of Recruiter.

An errant clause that’s causing confusion

This is fake news. The legislation as it is currently drafted doesn’t say this at all.
Simon Bailey

Now I’m no expert... but the changes do appear to say exactly that https://bit.ly/3eSwCYI
Martin Dangerfield

Is there any reason why end clients couldn’t pay the umbrella directly? Rather than taking a cut of the invoice amount, agencies who place contractors could negotiate a fixed fee just as they do with permanent hires.

Joining together to help struggling recruiters

In response to your article ‘Lonely Marketers join Together to support struggling recruitment firms’ (recruiter.co.uk, 2 November), www.staffingfuture.com are pleased to help recruiters struggling to survive and hope we can all get them to a place where they’ll thrive in 2021 and beyond.
John JB Russell

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Jo Bowerman: Keeping fit to cope with the isolation of working from home

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Special Report - Payroll: Engaging contractors in the 'new normal'

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Special Report - Payroll: Beating the deadline

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