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IR35 For the Private Sector Seminar: Planning for April 2020

London, Venue TBC

Registration fee: £395 plus VAT per delegate

Why should you attend?

  • Avoid costly legal challenges to status assessments
  • 98% of contractors will avoid working on contracts that place them inside IR35; avoid debilitating staff loss by planning early
  • Avoid a shrinking talent pool and reduced flexibility by ensuring your contingent staff are on board now
  • 51% of public sector organisations have lost skilled contractors post IR35 April 2017 – this workshop will give you the tools to avoid a drop in your organisation’s talent pool

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

Schedule

Coffee & registration

WELCOME, TERMS OF REFERENCE, LEARNING OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES

UNDERSTANDING THE LEGAL CHANGES AND RAMIFICATIONS FOR YOUR CONTRACT AND FREELANCE WORKERS

  • Understanding who will be affected, when and how
  • Contracted staff through PSCs
  • Contingent staff
  • Which organisations must comply?
  • 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

Coffee & networking

DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING A WORKABLE GAME PLAN

  • Reviewing your existing workforce: auditing for realistic levels of risk
  • Identifying the employment 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 staff
  • Freelance options: becoming full-time versus rising rates
  • Reviewing your internal systems
  • Are your IT systems robust enough?
  • Making the best choices for your organisation and staff
  • 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

Lunch & networking

CONSULTING AND ADVISING YOUR CURRENT CONTINGENT STAFF

  • Assessing your IR35 workers on a case-by-case basis
  • Vital skills and expertise: what can you not afford to lose?
  • Working out your staff position: inside or outside? Principles to apply:
    • Control
    • Substitution
    • Mutuality of obligation (MOO)
  • Changing 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

Afternoon tea & networking

TALENT PROCUREMENT POST APRIL 2020: KEY MOVES TO ENSURE YOU ARE AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION

  • Implementing a timely review and making sure you understand the necessary changes you’ll need to make
  • What are the best ways to access and compete for the necessary skills?
  • Smoothing the transition to maximise client and contractor retention

WRAP UP & ANY OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS

End of course

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