Contractor or Employee? IR35 - Everything Your Business Needs to Know

Event Details

Wednesday, 29 January, 2020 -
08:00 to 10:30
Holiday Inn North, Norwich Cromer Road Norwich NR6 6JA
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Contractor or an Employee? It's time to find out...

For many years businesses have relied on "off-payroll" workers (contractors, consultants, freelancers etc.) as a feasible, and often cheaper, alternative to employees.

However, pending reforms to IR35 rules in the private sector, following their introduction to the public sector in 2017, mean that all businesses are having to reconsider whether these working relationships are likely to be classified as "disguised employment" by HMRC and indeed whether or not such working arrangements will continue to be financially viable from April 2020.

Following a number of recent high-profile court cases, HMRC is turning the screw on tax avoidance by Personal Service Companies (aka one-man bands) by shifting the responsibility for determining a contractor’s IR35 status to the end-client including the liability to operate PAYE when necessary.

This seminar will endeavour to explain all aspects of IR35. Everything from what IR35 is to the financial impact it could have on your business, no matter how small, ensuring you gain all the knowledge you need to take the necessary steps to prepare for HMRC's new regime.

Who is this for?

This course is suitable for anyone working as a contractor, consultant, freelancer or another form of subcontracted support for another organisation, and companies who are using a lot of external contractors etc. Understanding whether the relationship is Contractor or Employee is highly important and ignorance is no longer a defence.

Agenda for the Day:

08:00 Doors Open – Registration, Breakfast Goods, Tea and Coffee

08:30 New Anglia Growth Hub – how can we help you? *

08:45 Contractor or Client or Employee or Employer? What is IR35 and what does it mean for businesses*

09:45 Summary and Group Q & A*

10:00 1-2-1 Discussion opportunities

11:00 Close

Total hours of *IDB (information, Diagnostic and Brokerage) delivery = 1hrs 30mins

About the Experts:

Glenn Savill - Aston Shaw

Glenn Savill is passionate about engaging local businesses to topics and advice that make a real difference to SMEs. He has been with the firm since graduating from university with an Accounting & Finance honours degree in 2009. Having become a fully qualified Chartered Certified Accountant in 2015, he is now known for his down-to-earth yet energetic personality which makes him the perfect person to deliver important advice in a manner that is understandable and valuable.

Lucy Churchill - Spire Solicitors

Lucy Churchill is an employment law specialist at Spire Solicitors LLP in Norwich. Lucy has spent the majority of her career advising employers on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, including employment status and “off-payroll” working arrangements. She is an engaging speaker, and her enthusiasm brings any topic to life.


I want to book for more than one person from my company?

Due to the popularity of these events, we are usually only able to allow one person per company to attend. However on this occasion and due to the nature of the content more than one person will be possible. However, if the event becomes very popular we may ask for those with multiple tickets to give up additional space. We will try to avoid this though.

However, please email, if you wish a colleague to attend as well and if we have cancellations we will notify you immediately on a first-come, first-served basis to offer another ticket.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of parking on site which should be free, please report to reception should there be any issues and inform them that you were with our event. Please park in the designated spaces only.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email if you have any questions or queries.

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