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

Dave Chaplin made this Freedom of Information request to Ulster University as part of a batch sent to 169 authorities

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Dear Ulster University,

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 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.

Yours faithfully,

Dave Chaplin

foi, Ulster University

Dear Mr Chaplin

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT – Ref: FOIA/18/238

We acknowledge receipt of your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, reference number FOIA/18/238. Your request is receiving attention and we hope to have a response to you no later than 11 January 2019.

Yours sincerely

Elinor Byrden
Office of the University Secretary

Elinor Byrden
Policy Co-ordinator
Office of the University Secretary

Ulster University l Cromore Road l Coleraine l BT52 1SA
T: +44 (0)28 7012 3354
E: [email address]
www.ulster.ac.uk

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foi, Ulster University

Dear Mr Chaplin

Please be advised that Ulster University does not use ‘off-payroll’ workers and therefore we do not hold any internal guidelines or policies.

If you are unhappy with how the University has dealt with your request you may raise the matter under the University's internal review process for FOI requests. Please submit written details of your appeal to Mr Eamon Mullan, University Secretary, Room J312, University of Ulster, Coleraine BT52 1SA, email at [email address]. The University will normally undertake to issue a decision on an appeal within 20 working days of receipt.

If you do not wish to submit an appeal to the University in relation to your request or if you are unhappy with the outcome of an appeal you may apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner. Full particulars of the FOI Act including the Information Commissioner's address may be found at www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Elinor Byrden
Office of the University Secretary

Elinor Byrden
Policy Co-ordinator
Office of the University Secretary

Ulster University l Cromore Road l Coleraine l BT52 1SA
T: +44 (0)28 7012 3354
E: [email address]
www.ulster.ac.uk

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