The implementation of IR35 has had well documented market impact in terms of attitudes to both the commissioning and supply of interim resource within the public sector. While the legislation itself was not new, its more stringent application has triggered some commercial disruption and accelerated a re-shaping of the market.
Client organisations have become, at times, overly cautious in procuring short term talent and many interims have put themselves squarely in the ‘In or Out’ camp. As a result, both service supply and demand are being redefined and more commercial models appear to be in play, bringing with them a greater emphasis upon project scope and deliverables.
Our recent survey amongst our active interim network gauges public sector interim impact and what shape the market might take in the future.