Breakfast Briefing – Employment Status and IR35: Where are we now?
The gig economy always seems to be in the headlines these days, with several high-profile cases involving companies like Uber and Deliveroo all being discussed in the media. And, along with it, employment tribunal are constantly examining the issue of “employment status” and the associated workplace rights.
If you’re an employer, working out an individual’s working status under the IR35 rules also has serious implications for tax and PAYE obligations, and major changes to the rules affecting private sector businesses who engage contractors are due to come into force in April 2020.
To help you make sense of it all, we’ll explain the employment and tax implications of engaging contractors and workers, and help you to understand what you’ll need to look out for in future and plan for any changes in April 2020.
If you’re a finance or HR professional, whether public or private sector, you’ll find this session particularly useful. We’ll clarify what your organisation needs to consider when you engage with staff and contractors.
Who should attend?
- HR practitioners/ managers
- Anyone with management or involvement in staff payroll and tax
What will be included in the session?
We’ll take you through:
- An introduction to the importance of working status, HMRC’s current approach, and the risks to employers in getting this wrong
- Recent developments in the gig economy that impact many employer
- The IR35 requirements applying to public sector organisations since April 2017, which will be extended to the private sector in April 2020
- A look ahead to the future, including proposed reforms to workers’ protections.