Training: Employment Status: £½million lost

11 September @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD

Why should you choose this course?

Are you aware that the employment status of your workforce can have serious tax implications?

Employment status is at the core of both employment law and the tax system – it does not only determine the individual rights but the taxes they and their business must pay. It is therefore essential to maintaining a clear and effective tax base, where individuals and employers know the accurate rates of tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) they are applicable to.

Each type of employment status has different tax implications and it can often be confusing to depict the rules and regulations.

Who should attend?

This course, is specifically designed for peers who are involved in dealing and working with the HMRC, to understand different types of employment status and employer-related responsibilities. The training session will encompass the employment status overview as well as undergo a more in-depth investigation.

What is the course outcome?

  • Understand how to deal with who is a contractor and who is an employee.
  • Stop wasting hundreds of hours arguing with HMRC.
  • Avoid tens of thousands of pounds in fees (if not more) and hundreds of hours of lost time.
  • Most of all, avoid sleepless nights worrying about a knock on the door by HMRC.

What is the agenda?

A review of the key cases on which every employment status case stands.

The four cornerstones being:

  • Mutuality of obligations
  • Control
  • Business / Financial matters; and
  • Substitution

Why it matters – who pays and how much is at stake? How do you get to £½ million when the contractors are tax compliant?

Does the contract matter?

Are there non-tax considerations?

What are the recent key cases (and what themes can be learnt from them)?

What questions to ask?

How to deal with HMRC – What are their concerns?

Doesn’t a personal service company solve the problem?

What was announced at the Budget? The recent changes…

Who is the course leader?

John Dunlop (Tax Partner at DAC Beachcroft)

John is the head of tax at DAC Beachcroft with nearly 20 years of experience advising on tax issues. This issue has been a very pertinent one in the public sector and John acts for a wide variety of household names in this area. He therefore has very recent and relevant experience in this area.

What is the cost of the course?

Digital Leaders / techUK Members- £295.00 + VAT
Non-Members £495.00 +VAT

To access the special Digital Leaders price on any of the training, please enter the code ‘DL2019‘ at checkout in the techUK booking portal.

What others say about the training provider

John is a recognised practitioner by Chambers and Partners

“DACB led our response to an investigation with HMRC into the self-employed status covering a significant part of our workforce.  They brought significant experience to both the subject matter and the investigation process itself and managed our activities in a way that enabled us to be well prepared and briefed at all times.  Of note was the way they maintained the pressure on all parties to drive the investigation to a ‘speedy’ satisfactory conclusion” FD of healthtech business.

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