My wife set up a limited company in 1996.
I am not a shareholder of the company and take an employee salary of around £25K.
My wife finds / negotiates contracts for the limited company and runs the limited company. She signs all contracts and tells employees where to work.
Contracts are usually via an agency who then have a contract with an end client.
I - and another family member who is also a employee - work for the limited company and take a salary only.
My wife is the only shareholder and takes dividends. I and the other employee are employees only i.e. have no share holdings.
My question is regarding IR35.
Can IR35 apply to an employee (like me) where the employee takes a salary only and does not take any dividends from a limited company?
I have been following what has been happening in the Public sector where 'agencies' will determine the IR35 status of workers and am obviously worried about what would happen if this was to be repeated in the private sector.
Any advice would be much appreciated.