Employment Status: £½million lost

Why should you choose this course?

Understand why employment status really matters; It's the tax and not the employment claims which can often be the real pain for you. Over £½million could be at stake if you have 10 contractors earning just £35k and it has been worked out incorrectly, even on the basis they have paid all their tax!

Who should attend?

Whoever is responsible for dealing with challenges from HMRC that some of your contractors are in fact, self-employed. 

This course is for anyone who missed the evening taster session that ran on 27th November 2018 - it will encompass the employment status overview as well as undergo a more in-depth investigation.


What is the course outcome?

  • Understand how to deal with who is a contractor and who is an employee.
  • Stop wasting hundreds of hours arguing with HMRC.
  • Avoid tens of thousands of pounds in fees (if not more) and hundreds of hours of lost time.
  • Most of all, avoid sleepless nights worrying about a knock on the door by HMRC.


What is the agenda?

A review of the key cases on which every employment status case stands.

The four cornerstones being:

  • Mutuality of obligations
  • Control
  • Business / Financial matters; and
  • Substitution


Why it matters – who pays and how much is at stake? How do you get to £½ million when the contractors are tax compliant?

Does the contract matter?

Are there non-tax considerations?

What are the recent key cases (and what themes can be learnt from them)?

What questions to ask?

How to deal with HMRC – What are their concerns?

Doesn't a personal service company solve the problem?

What was announced at the Budget? The recent changes…


Who is the course leader?

John Dunlop (Tax Partner at DAC Beachcroft)

John is the head of tax at DAC Beachcroft with nearly 20 years of experience advising on tax issues. This issue has been a very pertinent one in the public sector and John acts for a wide variety of household names in this area. He therefore has very recent and relevant experience in this area.


What is the cost of the course?

techUK Members- £295.00 + VAT

Non-Members- £495.00 +VAT


What others say about the training provider

John is a recognised practitioner by Chambers and Partners

"DACB led our response to an investigation with HMRC into the self-employed status covering a significant part of our workforce.  They brought significant experience to both the subject matter and the investigation process itself and managed our activities in a way that enabled us to be well prepared and briefed at all times.  Of note was the way they maintained the pressure on all parties to drive the investigation to a ‘speedy’ satisfactory conclusion" FD of healthtech business.


If you are not sure whether your company is a member of techUK, click here to check first to ensure you pay the correct price for the course you are booking. If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact mariana.obetzanova@techuk.org.

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