Covid-19 & IR35

2020 is now proving to be an incredibly challenging year for most of us in the UK and around the world. But as our Prime Minister says – we will get through this. By working together and following the Government guidelines, we have every confidence that we will.


Our number one priority is the health, safety and well-being of everyone; our clients, candidates and our staff. Therefore, in order to minimise the impact and spread of Covid-19, we have followed the measures recommended to us by the UK government to, where possible, work from home. Our cloud technology platforms and IT security systems have enabled us to continue to run a full service with minimal disruption to operations. We have also taken the decision to make all meetings virtual meetings in order that we can still support our clients during these times ahead.

It is very much business as usual for Cornwallis Elt with all services from front to back office running at the same high levels that you have come to expect from us.


Following on from Tuesday’s announcement by Stephen Barclays that the IR35 implementation will be postponed we are working to switch many contractors back to PSCs. On one level this may seem insignificant, but it is part of the UK’s economic response to the pandemic. The government recognises that the changes created a negative financial impact on both workers and clients and have “paused” this to give much needed relief to the sector.

Cornwallis Elt are working with our client base to determine the next steps and will be in touch and providing an update on this as soon as we can. Hopefully this news has not come too late in the day for you, but for many, we hope that this will result in an uptick in demand for specialist skills and a much-needed boost for the interim market. The early signs are good, and our clients seem to be embracing the announcement as the Government has asked them to.

Please visit our website to see our live roles – we are still busy

Cornwallis Elt is fully committed to seeing off all the challenges that both Covid-19 and the current economic situation throws at us.  We have a fantastic team who have adapted to the new virtual office with their customary hard work and good humour.  Please stay in touch and we will do our best to help.

Stay safe. The Cornwallis Elt team.


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