Why the public sector should use frameworks to comply with IR35 (extract)
The following is an extract from an article published in Public Spend Forum. Click here to read the full article.
Some aspects of the public sector, particularly those running IT transformation projects which rely so heavily on the flexibility of contractors, have been frustrated by the perceived block on this flexibility by IR35. But they shouldn’t be worried, as the public sector already has a ready-made solution which delivers the flexibility they need from contractors while still complying with IR35. The problem is that too many aren’t using it.
I am of course talking about the framework agreements. But why are so many in the public sector still not using them to obtain the flexible resources they need in an IR35-compliant fashion? The same reason they don’t use the frameworks in many other contexts – they either don’t know about them, or don’t want to use them.