As a contractor or freelancer, you’re likely aware of IR35. No matter whether you’ve only heard the term or you’re a staunch campaigner, it’s of utmost importance that you stay up to date. Off-payroll rules are set to change the landscape of self-employment. The legislation is as controversial as it is confusing, making it vital that you understand the risks of non-compliance, how to make sure you don’t get caught as inside-IR35 and what you can do to defend yourself in an investigation. Our industry experts discuss the effects IR35 has had on the public sector, how it will impact the private sector post-April 2021 and guide you, as a contractor, through the minefield that is the CEST tool, HMRC communication, off-payroll rules and employment status.