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IR35 Post-Implementation Compliance for Employers


On April 6th 2021, the most seismic change to employment law in decades took place in the UK. Yet a recent survey discovered 52% of those affected had yet have their status assessed; meanwhile, 98% of contractors stated they would avoid working on contracts that placed them inside IR35 - no employer can afford to lose that many staff by being unprepared.

The programme content can be adapted to meet your specific organisational challenges and training needs. The course runs for approximately 6.5 hours and can be adapted for a briefing or half-day session.

This training programme will ensure you have understood and implemented all the necessary changes, checklists and employee communications; identified and consulted with all those who need to be assessed, including third parties; and made sure your future onboarding contracts are compliant and avoid non-compliance penalties.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the programme you will:

• Understand what best practice looks like for your organisation

• Have a robust and effective process for assessments

• Be able to minimise the loss of skilled contractors

Course Overview

Overview of industry trends and implications for UK contracting market: understanding the impact of IR35 on UK industry; brain drain and attrition - which industries have been most affected; the impact of COVID medium & long term; market trends and analysis: how and what should you plan?

Best practice for incorporating IR35 employees into payroll systems: bringing contractors onto payroll under the new employee status; determining responsibility for IR35 within your organisation - addressing overlap between HR, Compliance, and Payroll functions; overall cost implications

Developing a robust and effective process for assessments: timetable to maintain compliance; managing undetermined outcomes; making the right decisions; understanding CEST and the CEST algorithm.

Understanding the next steps: identifying and allocating resources; best practice; retaining and motivating contractors; how to ensure business-critical projects are properly resourced; applying IR35 - pragmatism and compliance.

Legal checklist and recent cases: identifying current problem areas – crucial issues to examine; legal precedents; understanding HMRC’s compliance and avoiding potential penalties.

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