ARC announces conference on Public Sector IR35 and the Apprenticeship Levy

The conference ‘Panic, Penalty or Progress?’ is being held on 9th February 2017 in London at a time when the recruitment and contracting sector faces of some of the most radical changes to affect the industry in recent years. It will bring together keynote speakers and recruitment law experts to explore the challenges facing hirers and recruitment agencies from the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and Public Sector IR35 rules.

Commenting on the launch, Adrian Marlowe, chairman of ARC said “There is no doubt that the Apprenticeship Levy will have an impact, but how will it work? Has it been fully thought through and how will it affect both those wanting to train as apprentices and the labour supply market?”

Marlowe continues “Public sector IR35 rules engender a new era, with agencies and hirers set to meet the tax liabilities of their contractors. How will this affect flexibility in the UK workforce, how will the proposed HMRC online tool work and will it be fit for purpose?”

Marlowe concludes “ARC is aware that concerns over the changes coming in next April not are restricted to the recruitment supply sector, as the public sector and all hirers are also affected. This is reflected not only in the speakers who have confirmed but in those we have invited.”

Full details of the conference, including a 20% early bird discount, can be found here.

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