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Help trial a new service which ensures IR35 compliance - and get £1,000 in the process

Hudson Freelance is a trusted associate of IPSE which has been active in the construction sector for many years. Hudson have developed a product which we think is interesting from an IR35 perspective, and they’d like the help of twelve IPSE members to test it. You will need to contract directly with a private sector client to qualify.




The offer will involve contracting your service through Hudson Freelance Ltd for a minimum three-month period. Hudson would like the twelve Freelancers to try the service and provide the feedback needed to evolve it. For those who agree and provide email feedback on a full and frank basis, Hudson will offer a £1,000 completion bonus payable at the end of the three months.

The Hudson offer of contract and payment administration is not new. They’ve been in the business for over 22 years and currently have 37,000 freelance builders working for over 2,000 construction clients. That’s with Hudson Contract Ltd. This new service to technicians is through Hudson Freelance Ltd. which been operational since April 2017 and has passed scrutiny by HMRC.

Here’s what Dave Jackson, Chairman and Founder of Hudson, says about the service:

The unique facets to service are these:

  • We determine the workplace circumstances and, provided they are free of employer/employee factors, contract service as a sole trader.
  • With our four-fold workplace audit reporting, we can be certain of avoiding IR35 legislation to the extent that we will take and accept full responsibility for employment status and self-employment. In the event of a challenge to employment status, the buck stops with Hudson – that’s our guarantee.
  • Our process requires that we ask your clients for billing information (using our software), and funds, before processing a payment to freelancers on receipt of both instructions and funds. This may differ from current arrangements and does not allow for agencies in the chain of supply.
  • Once payments are made we confirm by text, less any funds the freelancer may choose to set aside for future payment of tax.

More information is available on the Hudson website.

If you’re interested in taking part in the trial, or would like to know more, please contact [email protected]