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IR35 Planning and Preparation Conference: Compliance - Contracts - Organisational Solutions - A Practical Guide

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

Changes to IR35 legislation, extending 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 15th January 2020 - 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

Past delegates said:

“I have to say, it was one of the best conferences I have been on. It was very informative, and all speakers were engaging to their audience”
- Michael Bingham, Managing Director, MPB Consultancy Services Ltd

“Great speakers, all aligned and consistent on their views and highlighting issues to be considered. Good slides to help manage internal company conversations.”
- Legal Director, Chartered Insurance Institute

“Very interesting. Made me think”

“Excellent speakers”

“Comprehensive and useful information presented throughout the day”

“Some great presenters who were very knowledgeable and engaging”

"Good content presented in an engaging way”

“Was great to hear all the different perspectives on the topic” 

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 and registration

CHAIR'S WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

UNDERSTANDING YOUR LEGAL POSITION: ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE

  • What are the current proposals for the new rules?
  • Understanding the supply chain
  • Tax liabilities, obligations and risks
  • HMRC’s online Tool - “CEST” vs. recent case law
  • MOO, right of substitutions, control and other contentious issues
  • Contractual issues
  • Ensuring your business is ready for April 2020

LESSONS FROM THE PUBLIC SECTOR

  • What were the motivators and how have they worked?
  • Assessing and analysing the impact
  • Blanket decision-making: lessons learned
  • BBC and NHS: what does the private sector need to avoid?

THE PRACTICALITIES OF ENSURING YOU WILL BE COMPLIANT WITHIN THE TIME FRAME

  • Getting started: a checklist and timeline
  • Implications to the supply chain
  • Intermediaries legislation
  • Criminal Finance Act

Morning coffee and networking

ORGANISATIONAL

AUDITING HOW IR35 WILL AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS

  • Potential financial and operational impacts
  • Identifying necessary stakeholders: HR, tax, finance
  • Reviewing your processes regularly and holding stakeholders to account
  • How many contractors is enough and defining their role in the business
  • How are they used, and should that change?
  • Pros and cons of outsourcing IR35 compliance and procedure

UNDERSTANDING AND MITIGATING THE RISKS OF YOUR CONTRACTOR SUPPLY CHAIN: THE KEY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HR AND LEGAL

  • Reviewing your people strategy in light of upcoming legislation
  • Mapping your projected people needs
  • Reviewing the role of your contingent workers
  • Other options:
    • bench consultants
    • Statement of work contracts
  • Employment tribunals: strategies to minimise and mitigate the risks

Lunch and networking

CASE STUDY

Dan Haslam

Dan Haslam

Head of Sales
Giant Group

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Dan Haslam

Head of Sales , Giant Group

As the head of sales at giant group, Dan Haslam has 10 years’ experience in the industry so understands first-hand the challenges companies face when it comes to changing legislation. Dan has been heavily involved with the roll out of off-payroll working in the public sector in 2017 and is now here to share his insights in preparation for April 2020. The giant team provide specialist, end to end software and global workforce management solutions using unrivalled technology and smart managed services.

CONTRACTURAL

REVIEWING CURRENT CONTRACTS TO SET IR35 STATUS

  • What needs to be reviewed?
  • Are your contracts for purpose going forward?
  • What new steps need to be included?
  • Demonstrating your IR35 assessments are complete

Afternoon tea and networking

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL HIRING PRACTICES: GAINING COMPLIANCE AND CONSISTENCY THOROUGH REVIEW

  • Ensuring you’re still attracting the best talent
  • Mitigating flight risk reviewing your recruitment partner contracts
  • Smart onboarding

PRACTICALITIES: CONTRACTS, CALCULATIONS AND RENEGOTIATIONS

  • How much could this cost your firm?
  • Understanding the financial considerations of all parties
  • Renegotiating contract rates with workers
  • The issue of expenses and attracting mobile workers
  • Correct advertising of contract rates
  • The perils of applying chapter 8 to chapter 10
  • Example calculations, impact and considerations
  • Overcoming some of the challenges

PANEL DEBATE

  • Implications of Brexit

Wrap up and end of conference

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