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IR35 and engaging contractors – the forthcoming changes April 2020

05 March 2020 @ 09:15

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IR35 and engaging contractors – the forthcoming changes April 2020

March 5, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Willans LLP and Sanderson Recruitment plc will explore the tax and national insurance implications of recruiting contractors, which are due to change in April 2020.

Topics to be covered:

  • History of IR35 and overview of the off-payroll rules
  • What is changing in April 2020
  • The legal tests for employment status
  • How liability to tax/NI passes, and to whom; how to account for it at all levels
  • What we have learned from the public sector changes, and likely market implications in the private sector

Who should attend?

  • Medium and large companies (see definition below)
  • Managing directors, CEOs
  • Finance directors
  • HR directors or those with executive responsibility for contractors

NB.  These changes do not affect small companies.  A company is ‘small’ if it meets two of the following criteria: turnover less than £10.2m, balance sheet total under £5.1m, less than 50 employees. 

Why attend?

  • Refresh your knowledge or ensure you are up-to-speed with employment and tax law requirements in your organisation
  • Make sure you are not falling foul of the law or exposing the organisation to unnecessary risks
  • Networking opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other professionals


9.15am – Registration

9.30am – Seminar starts, including brunch, networking and panel Q&A

12.00 – Close


Matthew Clayton – Willans LLP, partner and Head of Employment and Business Immigration

Jonny Hiles – Sanderson Recruitment plc, Director RPO & MSP

Caroline Harwood – Crowe, partner and Head of Share Plans and Employment Taxes


Brickhampton Golf Course, Cheltenham Rd East, Churchdown, Gloucester GL2 9QF. There is plenty of free on-site parking.


£50 per person inc VAT & brunch (Early bird ticket £45 for bookings before 18 February 2020).

If you need any further information please call Willans’ events team on 01242 542931 or email


Sanderson Recruitment were established 38 years ago and offer industry expertise in recruitment, solutions, consulting and executive search.

They operate a UK-wide network of offices, from which they deliver into a wide range of sectors, including Information Technology, Not-for-Profit, Retail and Consumer, Government and Defence, Utilities and Energy, and many more.


This event is being hosted jointly by Willans LLP and Sanderson Solutions Group plc. Your data may be shared with Willans LLP and Sanderson Solutions Group plc solely for the purposes of administering your attendance at this event.  Willans LLP privacy notice may be found here and Sanderson Solution Group plc privacy notice may be found here


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Matthew Clayton MA LLM (Cantab), CIPP/E
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