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IR35 Planning and Preparation Conference for Private Sector Employers

Danubius Hotel Regents Park , 18 Lodge Road, St. John's Wood, London NW8 7JT

Changes to IR35 legislation applying to the private sector will take place with effect from April 2020. Understanding the complex IR35 legislation may have punitive consequences if HMRC do not agree with your status assessments.

Registration fee: £395 plus VAT per delegate

All dates and locations:

Wednesday 13th February - London
Tuesday 26th March - Manchester
Tuesday 30th April - London

Organisations must prepare flexible workforce staff and get to grips with tests in order to remain compliant, either inside or outside IR35 rules. You may be putting your organisation at risk if you do not clarify your status and avoid last-minute panic.

This comprehensive seminar 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. You will learn 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.

Why should you attend?

  • 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

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

Coffee & registration

CHAIR'S WELCOME, TERMS OF REFERENCE, LEARNING OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES

Chris Bryce

Chris Bryce

CEO
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed

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Chris Bryce

CEO , The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed

An accomplished senior executive with a demonstrable record of achievement in leading major B2B/B2C transformational programmes and motivating and inspiring multi-disciplinary teams. Combining high levels of commercial acumen and integrity with exceptional management and leadership skills in identifying change requirements and implementing precise value-added solutions for improving operational performance and efficiency. A versatile, results driven and politically astute individual with a wide range of skills transferable across sectors, offering strong business leadership and 360-degree management capabilities. Chris also acts as a non-executive director, specialising in governance and overall strategic direction for a number of organisations both for and non-profit.

OPENING ADDRESS FROM THE CHAIR WITH Q&A

Chris Bryce

Chris Bryce

CEO
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed

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Chris Bryce

CEO , The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed

An accomplished senior executive with a demonstrable record of achievement in leading major B2B/B2C transformational programmes and motivating and inspiring multi-disciplinary teams. Combining high levels of commercial acumen and integrity with exceptional management and leadership skills in identifying change requirements and implementing precise value-added solutions for improving operational performance and efficiency. A versatile, results driven and politically astute individual with a wide range of skills transferable across sectors, offering strong business leadership and 360-degree management capabilities. Chris also acts as a non-executive director, specialising in governance and overall strategic direction for a number of organisations both for and non-profit.

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

Theresa Mimnagh

Theresa Mimnagh

Associate Director
Lawspeed

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Theresa Mimnagh

Associate Director , Lawspeed

An expert lawyer in contract, recruitment and employment law relevant to the recruitment industry. Qualified as a solicitor (now non-practising) in February 2004 and previously worked in private practice as an employment lawyer. Joined Lawspeed in 2005 and specialises in employment law, recruitment law, discrimination, employment status, employment contracts and policies as well as tax related issues. Heads up the Lawspeed client support and audit team and speaks regularly at Lawspeed seminars on employment related subjects. More recently Theresa has become one of Lawspeed's chief presenters on the Agency Workers Regulations and is an expert on related issues. Lawspeed has provided expert services to the recruitment industry since 1997, working with recruitment agencies, umbrella companies, hr consultancies, and contractors. We provide an extensive range of services for recruitment business including on Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), swedish derogation, agency conduct regulations, IR35, Managed service company tax advice and MSC contracts, all client contracts and candidate contracts, terms of business, employment law advice, employment contracts, staff manuals, defence of employment tribunal claims, employment dispute advice, telephone helpline, training on areas of recruitment law and process, legal research, political research.

  • Understanding who will be affected, when and how
  • Contracted staff through PSCs
  • Assessing employment status
  • Which organisations must comply?
  • What penalties will you face for non-compliance?
  • Impact in relation to:
    • Social security benefits
    • Employment law protection rights
    • Paid holidays
    • Working week limits

Coffee & networking

DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING A WORKABLE GAME PLAN

Peter J. Wright

Peter J. Wright

Partner
Leadership Forum Inc.

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Peter J. Wright

Partner , Leadership Forum Inc.

Peter Wright is a truly global executive experienced in leading HR functions for some of the world’s best-known companies. He has held senior positions in companies as diverse as Zurich Insurance, AIG, Estee Lauder, Merrill Lynch, BP, Allied Domecq and Unilever. He has travelled extensively and worked on every continent. He is highly skilled in leading organizations and executive teams through significant growth, crisis and business transformation, including mergers and acquisitions divestitures, restructuring, organizational transformation and public offerings. At the beginning of 2014 Peter took his many years of experience and applied it to the founding of his own consultancy Acorn Strategy Consulting. This boutique consultancy will specialize in helping companies improve their Organizational Effectiveness and Change Management capabilities as well as advising on all aspects of Talent Management. Subsequently, Peter became a partner in Leadership Forum Inc., merging Acorn Strategy Consulting with Leadership Forum Inc. In addition to his corporate experience, Peter is a business entrepreneur. In 2007 he co-founded Global Energy Talent, a business dedicated to the recruitment and deployment of people for oil and energy companies. He continues to serve as an advisor to the company. Born in London into a military family he grew up travelling around the world before attending the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and St John’s College Cambridge where he earned a Masters Degree in History. He served the first twelve years of his adult life as an army officer in the British Army. Peter has a unique lens on the realities of global leadership and change management. A true citizen of the world he is frequently invited to write, teach, speak and consult for businesses, executive education schools and non-profit organizations. He has a highly entertaining, provocative and motivational style and is respected for delivering sound and workable end results.

  • 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

PRACTICALITIES AND RISK: CONSULTING AND ADVISING YOUR CURRENT CONTINGENT STAFF

Dave Chaplin

Dave Chaplin

CEO
ContractorCalculator

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Dave Chaplin

CEO , ContractorCalculator

Dave Chaplin is the founder and CEO of ContractorCalculator.co.uk an online resource visited by circa 200,000 people per month. The site is for contractors, freelancers and the self-employed and has become the expert guide to contracting since it was launched in 1999. He is also the author of The Contractors’ Handbook Third Edition and Beat IR35. Dave Chaplin has lived and breathed contracting since he first took the plunge and became ‘one of the chosen’ in 1997. He spent seven years working as an IT contractor in the City of London on critical, cutting-edge IT infrastructure and development projects for global players like HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Cable and Wireless, and many others.

  • Assessing your IR35 workers on a case-by-case basis
    • The danger of role-based assessments
  • Vital skills and expertise: what can you not afford to lose?
    • Considering the flight risk of existing contractors
    • What is your firms appetite for risk?
  • How much are these reforms going to cost firms?
  • Working out the status of your freelancers: inside or outside? Principles to apply:
    • Control
    • Substitution
    • Mutuality of obligation (MOO)
    • Other factors
  • Changing contracts and communicating options:
    • Rates increase, lower fees, assignment termination
    • Engaging contractors directly as PAYE workers
    • The consequences for contractors of being put inside IR35: Expenses, tax
  • Contracting options:
    • PAYE – Temps.
    • Umbrella companies – but get the calculations right.
    • Full outsource service (pay more).
  • Keeping contractors outside IR35:
    • 10 tips
  • Understanding and mitigating risks: current and future considerations

TBC

Tom Hadley

Tom Hadley

Director of Policy and Professional Services
REC

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Tom Hadley

Director of Policy and Professional Services , REC

Tom's role focuses on lobbying key Government and EU officials on a range of employment and labour market issues. The work also involves highlighting REC initiatives to promote industry standards, including enforcement of a Code of Professional Practice, audit schemes and the launched Diversity Pledge. Before joining the REC, Tom Hadley spent six years at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and previously worked for the London-based recruitment and economic development consultancy MBA Training Research & Development. Previous roles included a traineeship within the European Commission and work within the in-house legal department of the French multi-national Vivendi. Tom has a Masters in International and European Law from Assas University in Paris and a BA Law Degree from Sussex University. Tom is also a national league rugby player and a collector of fine wines.

Afternoon tea & networking

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

Colin Morley

Colin Morley

Professional Services Director
Harvey Nash Recruitment Services

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Colin Morley

Professional Services Director , Harvey Nash Recruitment Services

Colin is Professional Services Director for Harvey Nash Recruitment Solutions, a division of Harvey Nash Plc. Harvey Nash Recruitment Solutions provides a full spectrum of workforce solutions to its clients, from managing contingent workers to managing entire projects and programmes across the UK, Europe, America and Asia. Since joining Harvey Nash in 1999, he has worked with a broad range of private, not‐for profit and public sector organisations, helping them source the highest quality talent, cut costs and take control of their resourcing strategies. An advocate for diversity & inclusion and better working practices, Colin is a leading figure in the IR35 debate and its implications for businesses and contractors.

  • Understanding where market dynamics are headed
  • 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?
  • Smart solutions to mitigate industry resource shortages and challenges
  • Smoothing the transition to maximise client and contractor retention
  • The art of the possible: lobbying and making your voice heard

PANEL DISCUSSION: PLANNING AND PRACTICALITIES

Delegates will join experts and colleagues to discuss a range of relevant issues, exchange experiences and brainstorm solutions to current IR35 challenges.

WRAP-UP AND OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS

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