How it Works

The Hudson Freelance service enables you to outsource the responsibility of employment status justification and IR35 determinations – importantly – eliminating the expensive risk of getting employment status wrong

HMRC compliance is essential and with Hudson Freelance it's guaranteed

HMRC’s employment status rules and regulations are enormously and increasingly complicated. By contrast, Hudson Freelance is user-friendly and easy to understand because we do much of the work on your half behind the scenes.

In essence, we take full responsibility for satisfying all of HMRC’s self-employment requirements to ensure freelance consultants, contractors and builders are legitimately self-employed.  Or in other words, we shift the responsibility from you and your people to ourselves, providing you with a comprehensive service of workplace audit, contract administration, and payroll.

  • Hudson Freelance provides an easy to follow engagement methodology, the relevant contracts and constant face to face and back office auditing of freelance assignments.
  • Hudson Freelance handles the payments between clients and freelancers and maintains all the relevant records.
  • Hudson Freelance responds to any questions raised about the nature of the engagement between the freelancer and the client company.
  • Hudson Freelance represents your construction company and meets the costs in the event of an IR35 enquiry under the new private sector rules.

Here’s an overview of our service in action:

  1. Hudson Freelance begins with an appraisal of the workplace circumstances to audit the terms of the work offered and the place and manner in which tasks are to be performed and delivered.
  2. We then provide a robust contract for the services being provided.
  3. Decisions such as the basis of payment are negotiated entirely between a consultant and the business concerned, rather than Hudson Freelance.
  4. Once the agreement has been drawn up, it is signed by all parties.
  5. Clients send payment instructions to Hudson Freelance via our bespoke payroll software.
  6. We process your instructions and confirm with payment advice by text, email and client invoice.

The process of self-employment justification also includes three subsequent and separate levels of ongoing workplace audits.

Before the service under the protection of Hudson Freelance begins, consultants may need to make some changes if they have fallen into bad habits with regular customers. 

Hudson Freelance will carry out a full review of ongoing assignments and highlight any changes that need to be made.

After the initial workplace circumstances audit is complete we can usually confirm the freelance consultant’s employment status as self-employed with zero tax deduction.  Then, when the paperwork is complete, consultants are free to decide whether they prefer to take payments in full, or to utilise Hudson Freelance’s secure facility to set-aside a percentage of earnings for tax to be paid in due course.  And of course, since they are legitimately self-employed they can continue to claim a variety of expenses and allowances and to run their finances as they see fit