Protecting yourself once you have an outside IR35 Determination: Why & How
So, you’ve got yourself a role outside of IR35, job done, right? Wrong.
The first thing you need to consider is how that decision was made. Are you simply taking the word of the agency or end-client that the role is outside IR35, or do you have a copy of the full Status Determination Statement?
If it’s the former then you’re leaving yourself exposed to the approaches of the HMRC as you don’t know if they’ve even bothered to conduct any sort of status test. If it’s the latter then you need to be confident that the answers in that determination will reflect the true working practices of the assignment by discussing them with the agency and end-client.