IR35 reform takes place on 6th April and it will have a significant impact on your business if you hire people off-payroll, or if you’re a self-employed contractor. Whatever sector you work in, the rules are the same and you and your business will be affected. We've teamed up with some experts to help you navigate through the complex legislative changes. Find out more about them and get answers to some important questions.

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Questions & Answers

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What are the consequences and risks of the changes to IR35 legislation for the hirer?

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What must be considered when making careful and accurate status determinations?

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Do the new rules apply to self-employed CIS workers?

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Paul Chamberlain, Head of Employment at JMW Solicitors

Paul is Head of the Employment team and brings with him over 25 years’ employment law experience.

He has a particular interest (and nationally-recognised expertise) in the law relating to the recruitment industry, advising and providing training on employment status issues, the Agency Workers’ Regulations, GLAA matters, the Working Time Regulations and industry-specific regulatory compliance matters.

He has long-standing associations with TEAM (The Employment Agents’ Movement), REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation), ALP (Association of Labour Providers) and FCSA (Freelancers and Contractor Services Association).

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Sue Ollerenshaw, Director at Efficient Employment Tax Solutions Limited

Sue is a Tax specialist with over 30 years experience. Previously working as an Inland Revenue PAYE Auditor and then Head of Employer Tax Consultancy for a Group A accountancy firm, she now runs her own business.

Sue specialises in employment status and the interaction of the Off Payroll Working Rules (IR35), PAYE Agency Worker Regulations and Managed Service Company rules. Sue also helps intermediaries including lawyers, accountants, and software companies to ensure their clients/members receive best advice.

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Tim Hunt, Strategic Planning and Sales Director at Crest Plus

Tim qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 whilst working for KPMG, during which time he worked in the Audit, Forensic Accounting, and Mergers and Acquisitions teams in both UK and The Bahamas.

Over the last ten years, he has spent significant time and energy helping the FCSA to raise standards in the sector and he continues to support them as a Board Member, with a focus on supporting the construction and driving sectors.

Tim has worked alongside Search Consultancy for over ten years now and has been a valuable point of reference on technical issues impacting our sector.

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