IR35 accountant

    Are you a contractor or a small business concerned about IR35 legislation? Working with an experienced IR35 accountant can keep you compliant and financially efficient.

    Our IR35 service includes:

    IR35 status assessments

    Detailed contract reviews

    Advice on tax and National Insurance

    Assistance with legislation changes

    Guidance on working practices

    Support for personal service companies.

    Navigating IR35 compliance together

    Understanding and complying with IR35 can be complex and stressful. Failure to stay in line with the rules can result in hefty penalties and backdated tax and National Insurance charges.

    Our expert IR35 accountants are well-versed in the intricacies of IR35 legislation, both for the public and private sectors. We offer contractor-specific advice that allows you to focus on your work while we manage your employment status and tax obligations.

    What is IR35?

    IR35 is a term often used to describe the off-payroll working rules – a piece of UK tax legislation designed to combat tax avoidance by workers who provide their services through limited companies or other intermediaries.

    In the last few years, the legislation has seen some reforms. The recent changes put the responsibility of determining employment status in the hands of medium and large-sized businesses engaging a worker’s services, rather than the worker themselves. (For small businesses, the responsibility remains with the worker.)

    These reforms took place in the public sector in 2017, followed by the private sector in April 2021.

    What determines my IR35 status?

    Your employment status, the nature of your working relationship with your client, and the terms of your contract are key factors in determining your IR35 status, but there are other criteria that come into play.

    We offer detailed contract reviews to help you understand your standing.

    How do I pay tax under IR35?

    This depends on whether you’re considered ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ IR35.

    Being ‘inside’ IR35 typically means paying tax and National Insurance contributions akin to an employee, whereas being ‘outside’ IR35 allows for more tax-efficient payments.

    Our services can help you determine and optimise your tax position.

    What are the implications for personal service companies?

    A ‘personal service company’ generally describes a limited company with an individual owner-director who works through the company instead of working directly for clients.

    If you’re operating through a personal service company considered ‘inside’ IR35, you may face higher tax and National Insurance contributions. On the other hand, falling ‘outside’ IR35 allows for more flexible payment and reduced liabilities.

    What does IR35 mean for umbrella companies?

    Working under an umbrella company generally means you’re considered ‘inside’ IR35, as the umbrella company acts as an employer for tax purposes.

    However, this may vary in some circumstances, so our specialists can provide you with targeted advice.

    Can I switch between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ IR35?

    Yes, your IR35 status isn’t static and can change based on your contracts and working practices. Frequent evaluations are recommended to stay compliant.

    What’s the risk of non-compliance?

    Failing to comply with IR35 legislation can result in substantial penalties, backdated tax and National Insurance contributions, and potential legal issues.

    Consulting an IR35 accountant can mitigate these risks effectively.


    Why do you need an IR35 accountant?

    Proactive contract reviews

    Contract reviews are not just a one-time affair. Legislation changes and so can your work scope. Regular reviews ensure continuous compliance.

    Navigate tax and National Insurance contributions

    An IR35 accountant can help you optimise how you pay tax and National Insurance, potentially saving you a significant amount of money.

    Specialist advice

    Whether you operate in the public or private sector, understanding the complex nature of IR35 and its impact on you can be difficult. Our expertise simplifies this for you.

    Personalised support for small businesses and startups

    Small businesses and startups often have unique needs and limited resources. Our IR35 service is tailored to offer comprehensive support without overwhelming you.

    Contact us now to get a no-obligation consultation with a specialist IR35 accountant.

    Our approach — the human touch

    In a world dominated by numbers, we prioritise people; the human touch. Our unique approach sets us apart, creating lasting relationships built on trust, understanding, and mutual respect.

    We genuinely care about the well-being and growth of your business, going the extra mile to ensure your financial stability and success. We’re approachable and available, always ready to lend a listening ear and provide expert advice tailored to your specific needs.

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    Julian Gillett


    I’ve been an accountant for more than 30 years, seven of which I spent as the Finance Director for a major national retailer.

    Jessica Peart from the BlueShore team

    Jessica Peart

    Practice Manager

    Hi! I’m Jessica Peart. I’m a fellow of the ACCA and have more than 15 years experience in accountancy.

    Karolina Jankos from the BlueShore team

    Karolina Jankos


    Hi! I’m Karolina Jankos. I have over 15 years of experience supporting businesses with their finances and compliance.


    Kevin Kibble

    I’m a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. I first started work in an Accountancy practice in 1984 and worked my way up through the firm to become partner in April 2000, a position I held for over sixteen years.

    What to expect

    Why choose our IR35 accountant services?

    Specialist contractor accountants

    Our team consists of specialist contractor accountants well-versed in IR35.


    Business structure

    Holistic approach

    We don’t just ensure compliance; we offer comprehensive accounting services for all aspects of your business.


    Laws and working practices change. We adapt our services to keep you perpetually compliant.

    Human touch

    We genuinely care about your business and offer a personalised approach to all your accounting needs.

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    Up-to-date knowledge

    We keep abreast of all legislative changes so you don’t have to.

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