IR35: Are you ready?

We are delighted to invite you to our IR35 round-table session in Newcastle where we will be joined by specialists from EY and Square One Law to facilitate a discussion on the rules for off-payroll working in the private sector from April 2020.

We will discuss how businesses are meeting the challenges and address any questions/concerns you may have.

The session will be interactive and enable you to share your experiences and preparation for the IR35 changes with the other delegates. We anticipate lively debate as invitees may have addressed their own issues, including identification of off-payroll workers, use of agency workers and contracted-out services together with obligations for the undertaking of the necessary status assessments.

The session will include:

  • A brief overview of the new rules
  • Facilitated discussions regarding the best practice and provide practical advice
  • Overview of what others are doing in preparation
  • How technology could help you to prepare for IR35 and manage your off-payroll worker population

When:  Friday 6th March 2020 08.30am to 10.30am
Where: Grey Street Hotel, 2-12 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6EE

A breakfast buffet will be provided from 08:30am with the session starting from 09:00am.

If you would like to attend, please contact Julie Mordue, Client Relationship Manager here.

This session may be of interest to senior Finance, HR and IT professionals with responsibility for off-payroll workers.

Places are limited and priority will be given to existing and prospective clients of NRG.

IR35 specialists:

Mark Allen

Mark is Senior Manager in EY’s People Advisory Services (PAS) practice specialising in Employment Taxes. Originally with HM Revenues & Customs, Mark moved to the Big 4 in a personal tax role before specialising in employment taxes. Mark specialises in all aspects of PAYE and National Insurance compliance, employment status, termination payments, PAYE/NIC audits and NMW. More recently Mark is supporting a number of clients with IR35, where he has been instrumental in assisting many large corporates to introduce changes to their on-boarding procedures in anticipation of the April 2020 changes.

Ali Whitehead

Ali is a Manager in EYs Global Employment Tax Services team. He has expertise in employment status and IR35 and is supporting private sector clients as they approach the upcoming changes to IR35 rules. Ali is also helping to build and deliver a suite of IR35 technology solutions for clients to manage their off-payroll worker population. Ali spent a year on secondment as the Northern European employment tax manager of a major consumer goods business.

Jean-Pierre van Zyl

Jean-Pierre is head of the employment team at Square One Law. He is dual qualified in the UK and in South Africa and has been recognised by Chambers as a leading individual in his field. Jean-Pierre deals with both contentious and non-contentious matters.  He has brought and defended appeals in the Employment Appeal Tribunal; prosecutions by the HSE (regarding multiple alleged breaches of the Working Time Regulations) and a significant £3 million status enquiry by HMRC.