IR35 Planning and Preparation Seminar for Private Sector EmployersThe Midland Hotel , 16 Peter Street, Manchester M2 3NQ
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
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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
Speakers for this date will be added as they are confirmed
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
Coffee & registration
CHAIR'S WELCOME, TERMS OF REFERENCE, LEARNING OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
OPENING ADDRESS FROM THE CHAIR WITH Q&A
UNDERSTANDING THE LEGAL CHANGES AND RAMIFICATIONS FOR YOUR CONTRACT AND FREELANCE WORKERS
- 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
- 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
- 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:
- 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
Afternoon tea & networking
TALENT PROCUREMENT POST APRIL 2020: KEY MOVES TO ENSURE YOU ARE AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION
- 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