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BTB – Recordings of our IR35 webinars

BTB – Recordings of our IR35 webinars

about 1 month ago by Kaisa Laug
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Back in February, we teamed up with Brookson Group to deliver two IR35 Reform specific webinars; one to our clients and the second one to our freelance community. These were designed to help to demystify the new off-payroll working rules, which are due to come into force on the 6th April 2021.  

We have received an overwhelmingly positive response and therefore have decided to make the recordings of those webinars available to everyone, with the hope that this will help to inform and educate people within our network, as well as those beyond our reach.

You can find more information on the subjects covered, along with the links to the two different recordings, below.  

IR35 Webinar for Contractors/Freelancers  

Our first session was specifically tailored for contractors/freelancers, to help communicate the overall IR35 legislation, the obligations under the new rules, the different options freelancers will have when running their own limited company and working contracts that fall inside IR35. Subjects covered include: 

  • What is IR35 and the background?

  • The key criteria for status assessment under IR35

  • What is changing in April 2021?

  • Status Determination explanation, process and disagreement process

  • Small company exemption explanation

  • Working through an umbrella company

  • Is transferring to being a sole-trader a loophole to avoid IR35 altogether?

  • Should you close down your Limited company if transferring to PAYE solution? And what are the options to close down the business?

  • What are the options when keeping the existing company open?

  • Tax implications when working through an umbrella

  • How does umbrella employment work from a pension point of view?

  • Contractor insurance – what's included and what’s not?

  • Top tips in summary

  • Introducing Brookson Flex portal  

You can access the recording of the IR35 Webinar for freelancers/contractors below, and we also have the slides available should you wish to receive a copy of this presentation - please email us for these.

IR35 Webinar for Businesses

We also ran a session specifically geared for businesses currently working with, or planning to work with, freelancers in the future. This session was looking at IR35 from a client’s perspective, discussing the new obligations and liability under the new working rules and also the different payment options for contracts that fall inside IR35.  

The key areas covered include:

  • Introduction to IR35

  • What is changing in April 2021?

  • The key tests for IR35 status assessment

  • Status Determination explanation, process and disagreement process

  • Who is exempt from the new IR35 rules?

  • What is reasonable care and what do businesses need to do to show reasonable care?

  • Liability flow in the supply chain under the new working rules

  • Different payment solutions for inside IR35 contracts

  • Is working with sole-traders a loophole to avoid IR35 altogether and the equivalent legislation when engaging with sole-traders

  • The different risks when hiring directly

  • The options available for IR35 management

  • Preparing for the new off-payroll working rules

  • Brookson IR35 portal introduction  

You can access the recording of the IR35 Webinar for businesses below, and we also have the slides available should you wish to receive a copy of this presentation - please email us for these. 

We encourage both freelancers and businesses to listen to both of these webinars, in order to get a good understanding of the new working rules from both perspectives. The feedback we have received on the two sessions has been fantastic and many have said it has provided the clarity we hoped it would.  

Should you still have any specific IR35 related questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our freelance team here at Beyond the Book.

We hope you find those webinars very helpful!  

By Kaisa and Emma

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