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IR35 - Preparing for the Changes

New Half-day course  |  3 CPD hours

£ 269 +VAT per person

£269 +VAT
per person

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IR35 - Preparing for the Changes

Half-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £269 +VAT per person

Course overview

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. 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. 

This half-day course is essential for any organisation that 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 our renowned payroll expert, Kate Upcraft and there will be the opportunity for interactive discussions during the course. 

What will be covered?

This half day course will...

  • Provide an introduction to employment status and carrying out a contract review
  • Familiarise delegates with the current public sector rules and the issues that have emerged since their introduction
  • Outline the private sector changes that will impact both public, private and voluntary sectors and those that will only impact the private sector
  • Consider the operational challenges for HR, finance and payroll team in implementing the rules
  • Consider the particular complexities for payroll agents who will be providing payroll services to both engagers and single director freelancers/consultants
  • Help you to determine an action plan for your business

Who should attend?

The course is crucial for people with any Finance, Payroll or HR responsibility within their organisation. 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.

Extra benefits

  • course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • certificate of attendance

Course presenters

  • Kate Upcraft

    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.

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