Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance Notes for Employers

The spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, is becoming an increasing public and workplace priority. Employers are being called on to take every possible action to protect workers while maintaining business operations.

Whilst the main point of guidance should still be taken from the government and NHS websites:


Please feel free to use and share our guidance note as supporting information for your business.


From 6th April 2020, the responsibility for setting IR35 status will be passed from contractors to the private sector companies that engage these workers. The liability will also be handed from the worker to the fee payer.

Download our free factsheet to understand the rules and how they could effect your business.

If you are still not clear whether or not your worker should be considered an employee for tax purposes - follow this link to take the HMRC test.

For more help, support or assistance with IR35, contact the ForrestHR team.


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