Breakfast Seminar


Wednesday, 9th October 2019

Breakfast and networking 8am - 8:30am
Seminar 8:30am - 10:00am

​The Premier Room
Royal Berkshire Conference Centre
Madejski Stadium
RG2 0FL 


​IR35 is coming to the private sector

Fines, unpaid tax interest payments and HMRC investigation

The IR35 tax reform was put in place in 2017 to reduce disguised employee tax avoidance in the public sector. This saw employers/end users responsible for determining the employment status of their off-payroll workers and paying the appropriate tax. Previously, this was down to the self-employed individual often providing their services through a personal service company.

As a result a whole new administrative regime was introduced and coupled with the controversial and unreliable HMRC CEST determination guidance has led to a confusing and frustrating time for both employers and contractors.

The resulting delays and cancelled projects have cost billions of pounds and employers both in the public sector and now private sector – notably HSBC, are stopping engaging limited company contractors altogether in a bid to avoid the IR35 reform entirely.

Is this the right approach to take? To provide certainty 'using a sledgehammer to crack a nut' is certainly an option, but one that won't be right for many businesses needing a flexible, expert workforce. And with over 15% of the UK’s workforce self-employed, private sector businesses will over the next few months have their work cut preparing for IR35, and for those making mistakes with determining employment status - there will be substantial penalties and a potential visit from HMRC to look forward to.

In this unique seminar, our employment law and tax experts will combine to provide guidance
on how to manage the risks of self-employed contractors and the forthcoming changes to
IR35 regulation including:

  • The differences between and employee/worker/contractor status.
  • How best to avoid running into problems with employment status.
  • The latest Court rulings on whether Uber drivers and others working in the gig economy are “workers”.
  • The Government’s response to the Taylor Review of modern working practices.
  • Changes to employment laws affecting workers which will come into force in April 2019 and 2020.
  • Important new rules on IR35 tax for contractors applying to all businesses in the private sector from April 2020.

If you work in HR, Procurement, Legal or Compliance this is a must attend event.

Introduction from: 
Tina Wisener Partner at Doyle Clayton
Tina is the Head of Doyle Clayton’s Reading office. She is one of the UK's outstanding Employment lawyers and advises predominantly corporates on the full range of HR and employment law issues and provides training for clients on a wide range of legal issues impacting the workplace. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Tina served as an Army Officer for nearly a decade specialising in Human Resources Management and building effective and high performing teams.

Chris Goulding - Managing Director at Wade Macdonald
Chris has spent 20 years working primarily within the Thames Valley specialising in financial recruitment. Chris has built strong links with most of the major finance institutes and has been a regular speaker at events for CIMA, ACCA, CICM and AAT over the past few years. After 18 years working for a corporate recruitment consultancy; spending the last 10 years in Director positions, Chris decided to join Wade Macdonald in early 2018 as Managing Director. Since then Wade Macdonald have doubled the size of the business.

Verity Saxon
Senior Associate at Doyle Clayton

Verity has been a qualified specialist in Employment Law since 2009 and regularly speaks at Doyle Clayton seminars and client training sessions. 

Verity has a reputation for providing clients with no-nonsense, pragmatic and strategic advice. She has a wealth of experience advising major corporations on a range of employment law issues, and leading and managing a number of projects for clients. She also frequently advise senior executives on their exit severance packages.

Andy Timpson
Partner at Doyle at Blick Rothenberg

Andy is a Partner at accountancy firm Blick Rothenberg. He assists clients with all UK domestic employment matters ranging from payroll consulting, employment status challenges, tax efficient pay/incentive arrangements, policy preparation and compliance reporting.

Starting his career with HMRC, Andy trained with PwC and has 20 years’ experience entrepreneurial businesses through to supporting global companies.  A recognised and respected expert in Employment Tax, Andy has successfully led Big 4 Employment Tax teams as well as establishing the Midland’s Employment Tax/Expatriate practice for BDO.