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

Dave Chaplin made this Freedom of Information request to Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 285 authorities

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Dear Rochdale Metropolitan Borough 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 Unit, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Requestor,
RE: - Request For Information

Thank you for your request for information held by Rochdale Council which
was received by us on 11/12/2018 22:00 regarding INT-356528-J8V1F9: Public
sector off-payroll (IR35) reforms  .

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Dear Dave

 

In response to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act received by Rochdale Council on 11^th December 2018 please
see the attached response in relation to your queries.

 

We feel that we have fulfilled your Freedom of Information request. 
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From: Dave Chaplin [mailto:[FOI #538754 email]]

Sent: 11 December 2018 07:18

To: FOI

Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI Request - Public sector
off-payroll (IR35) reforms

 

Dear Rochdale Metropolitan Borough 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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above named or the person responsible for delivery of the message to the
above named, please delete or destroy the email and any attachments
immediately and inform the sender of the error. Unauthorised access, use,
disclosure, storage or copying is not permitted and may be unlawful.  The
views of the author may not necessarily reflect those of Rochdale Borough
Council.  

Rochdale Borough Council undertakes monitoring of both incoming and
outgoing e-mails. You should therefore be aware that if you send an e-mail
to a person within Rochdale Borough Council it may be subject to any
monitoring deemed necessary by Rochdale Borough Council from time to time.
Rochdale Borough Council cannot guarantee that this message or any
attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted and amended.

As a public body, Rochdale Borough Council may be required to disclose
this email (or any response to it) under the Freedom of Information Act
2000, unless the information in it is covered by one of the exemptions
within the Act.

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