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Breakfast Event: The biggest shake up to IR35 since its inception - are you ready for April?

Breakfast Event: The biggest shake up to IR35 since its inception - are you ready for April?

The biggest shake up to IR35 since its inception - are you ready for April?

The use of consultants by tech and finance businesses to avoid employment law risks and benefit from the favourable tax treatment has been commonplace for decades. These arrangements have been increasingly scrutinised by employment tribunals over recent years, and now they face a further challenge. 

The government are tightening up the off-payroll tax rules (commonly referred to as IR35) and making it the responsibility for the end user to comply.

From April 2020, the IR35 rules are changing and with it, we are already seeing large organisations completely changing how (and whether) they will continue to use consultants.

In this seminar, we aim to arm organisations with the understanding they need to grapple with the impact of the changes to IR35, starting with the basics and working through to the practical options organisations have.

STOP PRESS: We will also discuss the (limited impact) of HMRC review on the application of the new rules announced on 7 February 2020 and technical consultation on the final legislation.


If you would like to join our waiting list please email events@gqlittler.com.

Our speakers will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to employment status
  • Directly engaged consultants - a recap
  • Intermediaries and IR35
  • Changes to IR35 from April 2020 - what you need to know
  • Our expert team will talk you through the pros and cons of the practical options for dealing with IR35 - what you need to do before April

Our tax and employment law experts will be on hand before and after the seminar to discuss some of the complexities around:

  • Drafting effective consultancy agreements
  • Complexities arising with managed service companies, overseas intermediaries and VAT


Dan Pipe is a partner specialising in employee taxes. He has many years of practical expertise in advising clients on all aspects of IR35 and broader tax strategies.

Daniel Pollard is a partner who specialises in advising clients mainly within the financial services and technology industries. He routinely advises clients on the use of their contractor populations.

Lisa Rix is an associate who specialises in advisory and contentious employment issues. She regularly trains and advises clients on their use of contractors.

Event details

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Registration and breakfast: from 8:00 am
Presentation: 8:30 am - 09:30 am 
Breakfast and networking: 09:30 am

Location: The Folly, 41 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BT


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This is a free event, but spaces are limited so please let us know if you and/or a member of your team would like to attend by either contacting your usual GQ|Littler contact, emailing us at events@gqlittler.com, or calling us on +44 (0)203 375 0330.