Coronavirus Advice for Contractors

Outsource UK Coronavirus update for Contractors

We're on hand to help you through the challenging times ahead

In this unprecedented situation where we are all finding new ways of working, we've put in place some resources that will help. We can confirm that:

  • The Outsource UK team is working as normal: our Contractor Care team is happy to support you
  • Our Finance team is processing your information as normal; payments are on schedule
  • Off-payrolling working (IR35) legislation has been delayed to April 2021. We are speaking with all clients now regarding their plans
  • Contract resource is still very much in demand
  • Remote and flexible working is now the new arrangement for most workers.

We know that some of you may be finding things difficult. The Government has confirmed support for businesses and the self-employed. 

NB: there are several online scams operating at the moment, purporting to be from HMRC. HMRC will not credit a bank or credit card with any monies, these emails are not from them. If in any doubt, call your accountant/tax adviser and HMRC on 0800 0159 559.

Our Head of Compliance, has given an update of the details available for Contractors as of 16th April 2020 (click the image below to be redirected to the YouTube video:


Contractor Guidance COVID-19 video transcript 

We have produced:

Further information on the help available to you from the UK Government: 

Here's a quick guide to the process, depending on how you are currently contracting:

UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme eligibility guide

Other help that might be available to you:

In addition, the Federation of Small BusinessesCitizens Advice and IPSE, the trade body for freelancers, have some useful information on the latest developments.

In terms of finding you your next role, the team is updating our vacancies all the time so check in on the website for the latest roles.

We're here to support you every step of the way to your new job. If you need specific support and advice, especially around interviewing, do get in touch.

Taking care of your business

Here are some tips we have collated to support you at this difficult time:

And taking care of you is also important

Keep making sure you and your household are following the latest Government guidance, and keep talking to people you trust. It's an anxious time for everyone.

The NHS has launched some new mental health resources for the pandemic - Every Mind Matters

Here also are some tips on maintaining mental health from Mind.

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