Recruiters, IR35 & Gig Economy Models

Recruitment businesses play a key role in the UK economy providing businesses with a flexible labour supply, and helping them find and attract top talent. However, the pace of change in this area in recent years has seen a significant increase in the complexity of running a recruitment business with new laws and regulation to contend. In addition, traditional agency models have been challenge by gig-economy companies, who often have a competitive advantage due to their legal structure and sophisticated technological platforms.

Examples of our work in this areas include advising on:

  • The employment status of over 100 contractors engaged by a company seeking a listing on AIM.

  • Gig-economy models, and risk-mitigation strategies.

  • Agency workers regulations and the Conduct of Business Regulations.

  • IR35-focused contract reviews and legal reforms.

  • Drafting and negotiating temp and perm supply contracts.

  • Transfer fees and related disputes.

  • Business protection advice for recruiters, involving covenants and confidentiality obligations.

If you would like to discuss our services further:

Chris Tutton