FOI Request - Public sector off-payroll (IR35) reforms

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Dear Peterborough City Council,

In April 2017 Government introduced new rules into the public sector called the off-payroll reforms, commonly referred to as “IR35”.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/off-payroll-...

We understand you may (or may not) have planned for this and developed a set of internal guidelines to be used when on boarding flexible workers, or contractors.

Please can you:
1. Tell us if you are familiar with these reforms – yes or no?
2. send us a copy of your internal guidelines used for any internal guidance,
3. send us any policies you use surrounding the reforms.
4. send us any documents you use to explain your policies to agencies who supply workers to you.
5. Send us your internal guidance explaining how you assess the status for each contractor.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Dave Chaplin

FOI Team, Peterborough City Council

Dear Dave Chaplin 
This is a courtesy email to let you know your Public Information
Request has been received on : 11/12/2018. 
Your unique reference number is "CRN1812607790 ". Please keep this
number safe, as you may be required to provide it in the future. 
Regards,
Customer Service Team

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"FOI Team" <foi@peterborough.gov.uk>, Peterborough City Council

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST  CRN1812607790     

 

Dear Sir / Madam,

 

Your request for information, with reference number CRN1812607790 has now been considered and the information
requested is given below.

Information Request: 

In April 2017 Government introduced new rules into the public sector called the off-payroll reforms, commonly
referred to as IR35 .
[1]https://www.gov.uk/guidance/off-payroll-...

We understand you may (or may not) have planned for this and developed a set of internal guidelines to be used
when on boarding flexible workers, or contractors.

Please can you:

1.      Tell us if you are familiar with these reforms yes or no?
2.      send us a copy of your internal guidelines used for any internal guidance, 
3.      send us any policies you use surrounding the reforms.
4.      send us any documents you use to explain your policies to agencies who supply workers to you.
5.      Send us your internal guidance explaining how you assess the status for each contractor.

        

Our Response:

Request and Response
 
In April 2017 Government introduced new rules into the public sector called the off-payroll reforms, commonly
referred to as IR35 .
[2]https://www.gov.uk/guidance/off-payroll-...
 
We understand you may (or may not) have planned for this and developed a set of internal guidelines to be used
when on boarding flexible workers, or contractors.
 
Please can you:
 
1.      Tell us if you are familiar with these reforms yes or no? 
 
Yes
 
2.      send us a copy of your internal guidelines used for any internal guidance,
 
Please see attached policy
 
3.      send us any policies you use surrounding the reforms. 
 
As above
 
4.      send us any documents you use to explain your policies to agencies who supply workers to you. 
 
Please see attachments
 
5.      Send us your internal guidance explaining how you assess the status for each contractor. 
 
We use HMRC's guidance available online in conjunction with the ESS Test and helpline.
  

 

       

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If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact the Information Specialist,
Peterborough City Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1HG; Telephone: 01733 452533, e-mail:
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Yours faithfully

 

Tracey Wright

Information Specialist

Peterborough City Council

Town Hall

Peterborough

PE1 1HG

 

foi[7]@peterborough.gov.uk

Telephone 01733 452533

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