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Bauer & Cottrell IR35 Associate Membership Scheme

Associate Membership Order Form (DOC)

IR35 status is the most important decision that has to be made not only when an individual is starting out as a contractor but also for each and every contract that is undertaken. IR35 has never before seen so much attention, from Government, HMRC and the media. We have a huge increase in investigations and we have the spotlight on those engaged within the public sector. The days of ignoring IR35 or managing around it are long gone. Those affected by IR35 are seeking accountancy service providers with the appropriate level of skills, or access to such skills, who can provide technically accurate advice and guidance on their IR35 status. End clients and agencies too need to demonstrate a reasonable understanding of IR35. Simply stating that contracts are “IR35 friendly” is not good enough.

Why should I consider this Associate Scheme?

If you can answer “no” to any of the following questions you may want to consider becoming a Bauer & Cottrell Associate.

If you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions you may want to consider becoming a Bauer & Cottrell Associate.

Are any of these statements true for you?

Bauer & Cottrell Associate Scheme

Bauer & Cottrell enjoys an excellent reputation, based on our principles of honesty and integrity. Our IR35 opinions consist of a comprehensive review of the working practices and the written contracts. We are able to negotiate appropriate changes to written contracts and have developed lasting relationships with agencies and end clients of all sizes. If our opinion is an outside IR35 one, then for our Guardian Plus service clients, we will defend them against an HMRC IR35 enquiry completely free of charge. It does not matter to us whether an engagement is inside or outside IR35. We just want to give an opinion that can be relied upon. We are currently dealing with lots of IR35 enquiries and dealing with a number of very distressed clients. Perhaps the most common things we hear these days are “my accountant said it is OK for IR35” or “the agency said it is an IR35 friendly contract” or “everyone who works here is outside IR35”. It is a sad fact that many contractors have put all their faith in these remarks which have no substance and have often been used simply to gain a sale or secure a placement.

If you share our principles and would like to be considered as a Bauer & Cottrell Associate please read on. If you are simply seeking another “badge” or think our association is just good for marketing then please stop reading now.

What is included for each year of Association?

Up to Date IR35 Material

We will provide detailed IR35 material for your use and IR35 guides to include an explanation of the IR35 legislation, how IR35 is decided and the steps a contractor should take to review their status, fundamental status indicators to consider, the OTS Review of IR35, the IR35 Forum and the new HMRC IR35 administration process including the business entity tests, the Public Sector Off Payroll Assurance, relevant case law and the new IR35 investigation process. Updates will be provided as necessary together with any relevant articles e.g. Controlling Persons Consultation, interesting investigation cases etc.

IR35 Workshop

Covering all of the above topics included in the material and any relevant updates, this workshop is designed to improve your staffs overall knowledge of IR35 and any associated topics and to understand the benefits of Bauer & Cottrell Association. This will be fairly informal with plenty of time for questions.

Free IR35 Helpline

We will provide you with an IR35 Helpline for you to use when needed. The helpline can be used by your staff and clients/contractors, including current and potential clients.

Discounted IR35 Contract Review/Contractor Guardian Fees

Significant discounts available to you and your contractors from our standard fees for our IR35 contract review and Contractor Guardian services.

Events, Seminars and Client Meetings

Significant discounted fees for attendance at your events, seminars or client meetings to offer expert support and guidance. We will attend for one 2 hour session per annum for which we will charge travel expenses only. Other meetings will be by arrangement.

Bauer & Cottrell IR35 Associate Logo

You will be provided with a Bauer & Cottrell Associate logo. The logo will be updated annually in line with your period of paid membership, providing reassurance to your clients and associates that your firm is knowledgeable and up to date with all IR35 matters.

Link to our Bauer & Cottrell IR35 Associate Page

We will place a link to your website on our dedicated ‘IR35 Associate Page’ on our website. Links are only available for Associate Members.

What does it cost?

To become a Bauer & Cottrell Associate the fee is £2500 per annum plus VAT for the first year. Subsequent annual renewals are charged at £1500 per annum plus VAT. Fees may be increased for some agencies or very large providers.

Who should apply?

This scheme is suitable for accountancy service providers, agencies and others providing services to or with an interest in IR35 and tax/NIC status issues.

Benefits to you

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How do I join?

Why not call us today? 01525 406622

Bauer & Cottrell IR35 Associate Scheme – Reduced fee details

Discounts on our IR35 services are ONLY available to our Associates. All IR35 Contract Review services (other than Contractor Switch) are discounted by £20 each. The largest discount is available by purchasing 25 of our Contractor Guardian Plus (CGP) service in advance. This is popular with our accountancy service providers, as you can choose which of your clients to provide the service to and most importantly each one covers for unlimited IR35 Contract Reviews, covering every contract, extension and renewal for a 12 month period. All Bauer & Cottrell IR35 Contract Reviews demonstrate that clients have taken “reasonable care” over their IR35 position, which provides some protection from penalties in IR35 investigation cases. CGP also provides FREE HMRC IR35 DEFENCE on all outside IR35 contracts reviewed to the point of Tribunal.

Bauer & Cottrell provide the most comprehensive contract review service on the market. For each review we will:

Contractor Guardian Plus- Prices for 25 purchased in advance.

Contractor Guardian Plus Minimum Bundle Contractor Guardian Plus (£) Fee (£) Standard Price (£)
25 200 5,000 7,475

All stated prices are exclusive of VAT - Terms & Conditions apply

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