Mutuality of Obligation
Mutuality of Obligation is a key point in an IR35 contract. If a ‘Mutuality of Obligation’ exists you will certainly be Inside IR35. Therefore it’s very important that they agreement if for a fixed period after which time both parties go their own way.
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What is Mutuality of Obligation?
Mutuality of Obligation means that the employer and employee have a mutual obligation to one another.
For example, if an employer recruited a member of staff on a permanent basis they would have an ongoing responsibility to provide ‘work’ to the staff member each week.
The staff member would have a responsibility to accept the work being offered as they have agreed to become a permanent member of staff.
The terms of this agreement are defined in the employment contract between the employer and employee.
If you are a Contractor you will work for a specific period of time to deliver a certain service. At the end of the Contract you will not have a duty to accept further work. It is very important that this point is explained fully in the contract.
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