FOI Request - Public sector off-payroll (IR35) reforms
Dear Bournemouth University,
In April 2017 Government introduced new rules into the public sector called the off-payroll reforms, commonly referred to as “IR35”.
We understand you planned for this and developed a set of internal guidelines to be used when on boarding flexible workers, or contractors.
Please can you:
1. send us a copy of your internal guidelines used for this,
2. send us any policies you use surrounding this.
3. send us any documents you use to explain your policies to agencies who supply workers.
4. Send us your internal guidance explaining how you assess the status for each contractor.
Thank you for your enquiry.
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Dear Mr Chaplin
We write further to your email of 11 December 2018.
Your request has been processed by us in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
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