IR35 Breakfast for Software Contractors

Informational event for software contractors to help answer concerns about upcoming IR35 'off-payroll' changes and what they mean for the industry.

  • 15th November 2019
  • Instil HQ, Belfast

In 2017, the government introduced new IR35 'off-payroll' legislation that shifted the obligation of how IR35 status was determined from the individual contractor to the end-user organisation.

Until now, the legislation only applied to public sector organisations, but from April 2020 this will be extended to medium and large private sector companies. (The changes are due to be confirmed in the 2019 Autumn Budget. At the time of writing, it is uncertain whether this would take place or not. Still, it's safe to assume that the changes will take affect in the near future. If not in this budget, then in the next.)

So, what does this all mean for contractors, for intermediaries and for end-user organisations? The picture is confusing as supply chains themselves can be complicated, often involving multiple parties and complex contracts that mix outcomes with the time and material nature of iterative development.

To help answer your questions, Instil will be hosting an informational breakfast with accountancy firm RSM at our offices on November 15th. Tax partner Michael Blair, who has over 30 years experience dealing with HMRC, will present what the changes mean for the supply chain and for individual contractors.

The intent of this talk is to help you understand how to stay within IR35 and answer questions such as:

  • If I pay myself a full PAYE salary, am I clear of IR35?
  • What can I do to mitigate or remove the determination?
  • How should contracts be shaped to protect all parties?
  • Can I still fall within IR35 if I have multiple customers?
  • Does this apply if my company has multiple employees, all working for different customers?
  • Does this apply if I am incorporated outside the UK?
  • Does this apply if the end-user is outside the UK?

We will serve a light breakfast (fruit, pastry, coffee) from 8am. The presentation and Q&A will take place from 8.30am.

If you would like to attend, please register here. This is purely an informational event. We will not be holding onto your details for any other purposes.