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seminar – 14th July 2022

seminar – 14th July 2022

Off payroll staff – tax, tax, tax – a seminar on the rules and the risk 


Whether you hire or supply staff, contractors or casual workers, and/or work with an ‘umbrella’ company, do you fully know your tax risk?

IR35 has dominated the tax conversation for many years, and it would be easy to lose sight of other tax regulations that could impact you.

A recent report suggested that HMRC is claiming some £50m underpaid PAYE and NICs under the Managed Service Company (MSC) rules, which have applied since 2007. Whilst the claim is initially against the 1000 contractors concerned, the debt under these rules could be transferred to the hirer and agency directors. This may the tip of the iceberg given the apparent widespread use of infringing methods by some accountancy groups and payment service providers as alleged by HMRC.

At this seminar, the Lawspeed team will take a look at the relevant rules, identifying when, how and why they apply and the steps that can be taken to minimise financial and other risks. You’ll hear directly from a representative of HMRC who will present on HMRC’s position now and into the future. At the same time the agency conduct regulations are relevant and so you will also hear from a representative of the Employment Agency Inspectorate.

The topics we will discuss include:

  • MSC Rules and Debt transfer
  • Agency Tax Rules
  • Employment status for tax
  • IR35 in practice
  • The role of payroll providers and umbrella companies
  • The relevance of Agency Conduct rules
  • Is third party assurance sufficient protection?

To be presented by:

Adrian Marlowe, MD Lawspeed

Theresa Mimnagh, LLB, Director Lawspeed

Glen Morris, HMRC Strategy Risk & Technical Team Lead | WMBC | CPCE | Employment Status & Intermediaries 

Liam Osborne, HMRC Status Technical Team Advisor; Individuals Policy Directorate

Steve Keeler, Head of Enforcement and Sanctions, the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate at the Department of BEIS

Date: 14th July 2022

Registration: 1.00pm

Seminar: 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Where: London – BMA House, British Medical Association, Bevan Suite, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JZ

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