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Understanding IR35 legislation and off-payroll working


IR35 legislation and off-payroll working is still causing problems for organisations engaging contractors and freelance workers - the legislation is complex with punitive consequences if HMRC does not agree with your contractor assessments.

IR35 (off-payroll working) In-house Training Course Overview 

This workshop, includes guidance published by HMRC in December 2023. It will ensure that you have understood the fundamentals, implemented all the necessary changes; and make sure you are managing contractor relationships correctly.

What our delegates say about our In-house training courses:

“The trainer was clearly extremely knowledgeable on a subject where we are not experts, so I certainly learned a lot from this which will hopefully stoke some engaging conversations in the business”

“Really good session!”

"Very well organised and although a long session on this it went very quickly due to the mix of topics and the excellent trainer.”

Who will benefit from attendance:

The course can be adapted to suit employees new to this area with limited experience of IR35 legislation; those looking for a refresher course; to those needing to expand their expert knowledge. 

From HR, Resourcing, Recruitment, Payroll, Tax, Policy, Talent, Legal and those with involvement and responsibilities within this area

Learning objectives and benefits of this off-payroll working (IR35) workshop

By the end of the programme your team will understand:

  • IR35 legislation and how to assess if workers are inside (employees) or outside (off-payroll)
  • How to manage contractor relationships
  • Understand what IR35 best practice looks like for your organisation
  • Legal framework and understanding the basics
  • Have a robust and effective process for your contractor assessments
  • Investigations – understanding the process
  • Minimise the loss of skilled contractors

Key training topics include:

    • Background and iterations of IR35
    • How to assess IR35
    • Practical tools you can use
    • Status determination statements
    • Engagement options for your supply chain
    • The engagement life cycle
    • Responsibilities and reasonable care
    • Record-keeping and auditing

All in-house training with BFI includes:

Pre-course team SWOT analysis; pre-course attendee engagement to ensure objectives and issues are addressed; trainer matched to your specific challenges; interactive and engaging course design to maximise learning outcomes; full course notes and supporting documentation; post-course analysis of team strengths and weaknesses; post-training three-month review and clinic


Do you have fewer than five people to train? Why not join one of our public courses?

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