IR35/Off-payroll Reform – Yes, it’s happening! Recruiters, are you ready? (London)

EY 1 More London Place, London, SE1 2AF15th October 2019 - 9:30 - 12:30

With just a few months until IR35/off-payroll legislation comes into effect for the private sector, we are asking recruiters, are you ready?

From 6 April 2020, this new legislation means that all end-clients (unless they are a “small” business) will be responsible for determining whether their contractors are inside IR35, and if found to be inside IR35 contractors must have tax and NI deducted at source via PAYE. This is going to be complex to administer, and most end-clients are not intending to add contractors to their in-house PAYE. No doubt recruiters will play a key role in supporting end-clients on the intricacies and establishing the best way forward, so now is the time to get advice from the industry experts on:

  • What the legislation actually means for your business
  • What it means for your end-clients
  • What it means for your contractors / candidates
  • What are the emerging developments in the market
  • What are the risks and opportunities for your business

As the UK’s leading independent compliance accreditation for employment intermediaries, FCSA is inviting recruitment businesses to attend a free seminar for unbiased views from experts on how the off-payroll legislation will affect your company. We are bringing together prominent industry figures from EY, Qdos and FCSA who will share their knowledge, insights and expertise to help you prepare for the changes.

This is your chance for open, honest and truly independent discussion with leading experts – so come along and bring with you all the questions that you dare not raise with HMRC.


EY will provide an overview of the impact of the latest off-payroll legislation including:

  • Exactly what is changing, and who is liable for implementing the changes?
  • Best practice around the new off-payroll rules
  • What models and practices we are seeing in the market place and what challenges do they present

Qdos will share their insights in:

  • How the market is preparing and steps you can take to prepare
  • What contractors are doing right now
  • What they are likely to do in 2020Assessing IR35 status and pitfalls from recent casesRisks and contractual implications for your business

There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q&A.


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About the Speakers

John Chaplin, Associate Partner, EY

John leads the EY team that specialises in advising engagers, agencies and service providers. He has over 30 years of tax experience including over 10 years specialising in this sector. John’s blend of technical, no nonsense, advice is highly valued by many in the sector – whether household name PLCs or SMEs.

Luke Wainwright, Manager, EY

Luke joined EY in 2011 and advises on compliance matters across the scope of employment taxes and has had significant focus on the contractor sector. He has experience advising organisations from both the public and private sector on the reform of the IR35 legislation and wider employment status issues.

Seb Maley, Chief Executive, Qdos

With a background in tax, Seb joined Qdos in early 2003 to help build the company’s services for freelancers and contractors. Having handled numerous tax enquiries, Seb has extensive knowledge of the IR35 legislation as well as other issues affecting the contractor market.

Nicole Slowey, Operations Director, Qdos

Nicole joined Qdos in 2014, and is now their Operations Director. Nicole’s background includes a contractor accountancy firm and she has extensive experience in the contractor market, specialising in IR35 reform in both the public sector and private sector.

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Julia Kermode, Chief Executive, FCSA

Julia joined FCSA in 2014 and she has successfully driven unprecedented growth during a period of significant change. Julia has significant understanding of issues affecting the contingent workforce supply chain, and spends much of her time championing the important role of the whole recruitment industry.

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