Don’t let IR35 slow you down: The scalable solution for getting work done

As you know, the changes in IR35 are having a significant impact on the day-to-day operations of large businesses in the UK but the real problem brewing under the surface isn't relating to who's going to be paying tax or not – the biggest issue is much more serious… 
 
How are you going to do all the work that needs doing?

IR35 will impact how you engage contractors

With many large organisations, especially the big banks, having chosen to impose blanket bans on the use of contractors via  personal service companies, the response from the contracting community has not been positive. 
 
The months and years of to-ing and fro-ing on this legislation and the general market feedback clearly shows that forcing independent contractors into employment contracts poses a major risk of shutting off parts of this critical workforce channel. When these contractors take their skills and expertise elsewhere, it will leave a significant skills shortage and a massive productivity problem.

More work needs doing than ever before

Even back in 2011, Gartner predicted that IT technical debt would exceed $1 trillion by 2015. Accenture's research shows customers now expect product innovation 'exponentially faster' than ever before. And with traditional resourcing channels struggling with skills shortages, there is simply too much work to get done to have IR35-related contractor upheaval slow you down.

There is now a scalable solution for getting work done differently

Using statements of work (SOW) engagements with a network of smaller suppliers and service providers is an exciting alternative work delivery model and an effective option for getting work done.
 
Benefits include:
  • Better cost control
  • Increased efficiency
  • Managed risk
 
Many organisations are already seeing the benefits and opportunities of working with an agile supplier network to deliver work through statements of work. 
 
The UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy has set a target that by 2022, £1 in every £3 it spends will reach small businesses. Barclays are another large organisation who have committed to partnering and supporting organisations that develop entrepreneurs and Small and Medium Enterprises. 
 
So what are you doing? Is your organisation taking advantage of this alternative work delivery model?

The only solution for managing your own agile network of suppliers and service providers

Simple. Powerful. Ready to go. Talon is the only scalable statement of work management solution for large organisations.
 
  • Unique, modern cloud-based SaaS platform
  • Proven SOW management solution in the public sector since 2018. Now available for private sector organisations
  • Highly effective solution for organisations currently using low/no-tech to run projects up to £1m

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