IR35 for Contractors

We can help you find the best way of working post IR35. Whether that’s continuing as a LTD, working through an umbrella or through our in-house PAYE team.
We have worked on getting an easy to use status determination tool to ease the strain of IR35 and also have brilliant relationships and offers with umbrella to make this a more attractive option. 

IR35 Status Tool
What is it? Designed by Kingsbridge, it works to ensure fair assessments are made by asking a series of questions to clients and contractors. If outside, Kindsbridge offer insurance for Contractors that underpins the whole supply chain. 

  • Quick answers
  • Ability to speak through contentious issues with clients
  • Sphere will know if jobs are outside when we promote them
  • Taking on the insurance will give the client more peace of mind and will go with you on any other projects you work on

Umbrellas are a genuine alternative to LTDs. Especially when inside IR35. We have built brilliant relationships with 3 umbrella companies* that all meet the compliance criteria around the Criminal Finance Act (all 3 listed below). Talk to us about how we can get you the best deal and maximise your take home pay.

  • Easy to set up 
  • Peace of mind on tax matter and little admin - they deal with this for you 
  • Allows you to work on a broader spectrum of jobs - no SDS needed and working inside IR35
  • Shows continuous employment - helps with mortgage applications and access to benefits 

*Click the logos below to find out more about each Umbrella company

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Get in touch with our specialist team today. Details are below:
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