IR35 - Preparing for the Changes
Classroom: £269 +VAT per person
From April 2020, the Government will require medium and large businesses in the private sector to implement the off-payroll rules that have previously been in force in the public sector, which will also be further affected by the rule changes. This is arguably the biggest change in employment status for employers and agents for many years. The new rules will make businesses liable for determining the tax status of contractors using Personal Service Companies (PSCs). The changes will have a huge impact on finance, HR and payroll teams - who will be faced with potentially significant costs and compliance challenges. Small private firms and micro-entities and the contractors who work for them through PSCs are not affected.
This half-day course is essential for any organisation that meets the criteria and engages with freelancers and contractors operating through a Personal Service Company (PSC). It will give you a complete understanding of the new IR35 rules and how they will affect your organisation. This understanding will be crucial in enabling you to fully prepare for the inevitable challenges that will arise. Non-compliance can result in unwanted company fines, so appropriate preparation and implementation of the rules is even more critical.
The course is delivered by one of our renowned payroll experts and there will be the opportunity for interactive discussions during the course.
This half day course will...
The course is crucial for people with any Finance, Payroll or HR responsibility within their organisation. The rule changes apply to medium and large businesses that turn over more than £10.1m, employ more than 50 people and have a balance sheet over £5.1m. Public and voluntary sector organisations that engage freelance contract workers should also attend as the rules will change for them too as compared to what they have had to do in respect to PSCs since April 2017.
Whether you run your payroll in-house or outsource it to an agent you need to understand the impact of these new rules from a cost, administration and operational perspective
Payroll agents will need to assess the impact of the regulations on their letters of engagement and their fee strategy for providing payroll services
The course assumes some prior understanding of payroll operations.
Jo has more than 20 years’ experience of working in payroll roles, most recently for a software house with many external clients. She now runs her own payroll services company and delivers consultancy and training on payroll issues for a variety of clients.
Kate is a renowned conference speaker and writer on legislative issues, including tax and National Insurance, benefits and the whole range of employer compliance responsibilities. She undertakes consultancy work with employers, assisting them with topics such as payroll health checks, RTI and auto-enrolment, systems selection and departmental re-engineering.