Engaging Self-Employed Consultants and Workers – Are they Really Self-Employed?

Speaker:   |  CPD Hours: 6

Price £575 plus VAT

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This very practical course will review the very important question ‘are consultants and workers really employed or self-employed?’ Practical planning solutions will also be given, including IR35, and the proposed changes to the taxation of owners of personal service companies.

A review will also be undertaken of the new agency tax regime and false self-employment.

This course will give delegates a very concise and practical understanding of whether individuals are really self-employed or an employee.


The course content will be taken from the following:

  • Practical advice as to how to engage a consultant/worker on a self-employed basis
  • Mutuality of obligations
  • Substitutes
  • Control
  • Ideal payment terms to have
  • Defences and planning strategies
  • All the factors to consider
  • Review of recent case law in this area
  • A model contract of self-employment
  • Advice in dealing with HMRC
  • Appropriate tax cases
  • The impact on one man band companies (IR35), and the new proposed changes
  • A review of the new tax regime relating to agencies, control and false self-employment
  • Case studies
  • The consequences if you lose!
  • General overview


Those who advise on employed or self-employed status, and require advice and planning in this area.

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