031 The Increasing Use of Statements of Work

Following the off-payroll legislation that came into effect in April 2021, there has been an increase in the use of Statements of Work as a mechanism to engage contractors, and much talk about whether this ‘new’ type of contract is valid or not.  To shed some light on the subject, we chat to Carla Roberts, Director of Legal Services at WTT Legal Ltd who updates us on what is currently happening, and how to ensure that your Statement of Work is compliant.

Some key takeaways are:

  • Statements of Work have actually been around for years!  They are now becoming more common as the market evolves toward demonstrating genuine B2B relationships;
  • It’s essential to have clarity at the outset from both parties, and key contractual deliverables must be agreed;
  • There is no such thing as a standard Statement of Work, the contractual detail will always need to be specific for each and every engagement.
  • Some clients are putting unreasonable terms into the contracts – listen in to find out what these are!

Please note that the content discussed in this podcast episode involves complex legal issues and is intended to be used for general informational purposes only. Seeking specialist legal advice for your particular circumstances is strongly recommended.

About Carla Roberts

Carla is a dual qualified lawyer (US/UK) and has extensive experience in employment law, IR35 advice, commercial contracts, data protection and insurance law issues.  Prior to joining WTT, Carla was Senior Legal Counsel at Alexander Mann Solutions Ltd, Head of Legal at Gattaca PLC and Compliance Manager at Capita Group PLC.  In her role at WTT, Carla is committed to ensuring that clients have access to a “one-stop shop” for all their legal needs, including employment, contracts, wills, estate and tax planning and insurance.

You can find out more about Carla and WTT Legal here:

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