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With the new Public Sector IR35 Rules coming into effect in less than a month, HMRC have today published further guidance a new Employment Status Indicator tool.

The revised guidance can be viewed here on HMRC website

The new Employment Status Indicator Tool is here (HMRC website)

A few things to note on the ESI tool:

It can be used for Public Sector and Private Sector Contracts

  • Its not tracked by HMRC – the person completing it needs to retain it
  • HMRC could challenge inaccurate answers to questions if they gave the wrong information
  • A ESI tool isn’t new, there has been a more general one before, however this is a new and revised one
  • Its early days – the ESI tool was only published a few hours ago, but we did have a beta 10 days ago