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IR35 Clinic: A Compliance Checklist for Employers

Time: 09:00 - 13:00 GMT (if you can't attend live, register to watch the recording)

Cost per attendee: £295 + VAT 

Platform: Zoom - An encrypted zoom platform with password access. Click here for further information and to test access 

Are you ready for the biggest change to employment status for a very long time? This intensive half-day online clinic offers the tools to help you draw up a compliant and workable game plan for your staffing which will avoid fines and ensure your talent pools remain at optimum levels.

Learn how to review, plan and implement new policy whilst also learning the best ways to classify and communicate with affected staff, ensuring they are aware of their options and obligations as well as offering a range of workable contract options.

  • Avoid costly legal challenges to status assessments
  • Avoid debilitating staff loss by planning early—98% of contractors will avoid working on contracts that place them inside IR35
  • Learn how to consult with and advise current staff to understand and implement the best employment model for your organisation
  • Ensure your contracts are compliant and avoid non-compliance penalties
  • Get equipped with the tools to avoid a drop in your organisation’s talent pool—51% of public sector organisations have lost skilled contractors post IR35 April 2017

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Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Recruitment and Resourcing, Temporary & Agency Resourcing, Legal, Training, Compliance and Audit, Administration, Strategy, Policy, Operations, Line Managers and all Directors and staff with responsibilities within this area

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Schedule

Chair's welcome and opening remarks

Legal updates to employment status: understanding the tax changes and ramifications for your contract and freelance workers

  • Current proposals and new rules: what will the law actually say?
  • Understanding who will be affected, when and how
  • Contracted staff through PSCs
  • Contingent staff
  • Supply chain
  • Which organisations must comply?
  • Tax liabilities and complications
  • Understanding exemptions
  • Defining ‘reasonable care’
  • What penalties will you face for non-compliance?
  • Implications to your staff for:
  • Social security benefits
  • Employment law protection rights
  • Paid holidays
  • Working week limits
  • Covid employment law implications

Legal clinic Q&A

Delegates are encouraged to come armed with specific legal challenges that IR35 poses to their organisations. Our expert team will advise on both practice and practicalities. Please feel free to email specific issues prior to the event to elizabeth.smith@bfi.co.uk

Comfort break

Panel: Lessons learned from the public sector

  • Tax liability and complications
  • Understanding exemptions
  • Employment law protection rights
  • Lessons learned: BBC, NHS, TFL

What you need to do to prepare: a checklist and action plan

  • Reviewing your existing workforce: auditing for realistic levels of risk
  • Conducting risk-based assessments
  • Identifying the workforce levels your organisation is deploying:
  • Which roles will be affected?
  • Which workers will be scarce?
  • Which workers can be replaced?
  • Implications for your contingent workforce
  • Classifying and communicating with the affected workforce
  • Freelance options: becoming an employee versus rising rates
  • Reviewing your internal systems
  • Are your IT systems robust enough?
  • Making the best choices for your organisation and workforce
  • Planning and implementing strategy medium- and long-term
  • Maintaining visibility over how and when contractors are on-boarded and utilised
  • The pros and cons of a managed service programme (MSP)
  • The role of umbrella companies

Q&A

Comfort break

Consulting and advising your current contingent workforce

Dan Haslam

Dan Haslam

Group Sales Director
Giant Group

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Dan Haslam

Group Sales Director , Giant Group

Dan Haslam is Group Sales Director for giant group, helping clients manage their contingent workers compliantly and cost effectively, using the whole range of giants services and products. Dan has over 10 years’ experience in the industry so understands first-hand the challenges companies face when it comes to changing legislation and the constant flux of risk and legislation that impacts the contingent worker market.

  • Checklists and timelines: making everything simple for everyone!
  • Assessing your IR35 workers on a case-by-case basis
  • Vital skills and expertise: what can you not afford to lose?

Group exercises: what does it look like in practice?

Dan Haslam

Dan Haslam

Group Sales Director
Giant Group

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Giant Group logo

Dan Haslam

Group Sales Director , Giant Group

Dan Haslam is Group Sales Director for giant group, helping clients manage their contingent workers compliantly and cost effectively, using the whole range of giants services and products. Dan has over 10 years’ experience in the industry so understands first-hand the challenges companies face when it comes to changing legislation and the constant flux of risk and legislation that impacts the contingent worker market.

Delegates will be split into groups to work through case studies and real life examples to ensure they have grasped all the complexities and implications of IR35. Working with industry experts, delegates will learn which principles to apply, how to ensure contracts and communications are effective, and the associated calculations.

  • Working out your workforce position: inside or outside? Principles to apply:
    • Control
    • Substitution
    • Mutuality of obligation (MOO)
  • Reviewing, renegotiating and changing current contracts and communicating options:
    • Rates increase, lower fees, assignment termination
  • Engaging contractors directly as PAYE workers
  • Contracting options:
    • Direct engagement
    • Umbrella companies
    • “margin only” contracts
    • Full outsources service
    • Project-based
    • Substitutions
  • Correctly advertising contract rates: example calculations
  • Understanding HMRC penalties and how to appeal a decision

Feedback and wrap up

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