IR 35 changes are coming! Are you ready?

What are the opportunities and risks resulting from new IR35 changes?


What are the opportunities and risks resulting from new IR35 changes?

Changes to the IR 35 Rules are coming into force on 6 April 2020. They will have a significant impact on many contractors working in construction, IT and other sectors who have until now been “outside IR 35” and not treated as PAYE employees through their personal service companies (PSCs). In future, such contractors will find themselves “inside IR 35” and thus treated as PAYE employees.

Although the changes are not yet in force, the effects are already being felt. A number of large organisations have announced that they will no longer use “outside IR 35” contractors including IBM, Lloyds Bank, HSBC, Barclays and GlaxoSmithKline.

To discuss the implications of the changes to contractors, companies providing services to large organisations through PSCs and to industries themselves that are reliant on PSC contractors, we are hosting a seminar where three experts will give their views.

When is this IR35 information event?

6pm-7.30pm, Monday 16 March (followed by networking drinks)

Event agenda:

  • BEN SYMONS, Tax Barrister at Field Court Chambers: IR 35 - Taxation.
  • TIM WALFORD-FITZGERALD, Partner at chartered accountants HW Fisher: The end of the line - The impact of the new off-payroll working rules on contractors.
  • NEIL BUDD, Director of law firm Budd Legal: Forming a joint venture with other contractors and negotiating a consultancy agreement with clients.
  • Q&A panel
  • Networking drinks


The Token House,4 Moorgate, EC2R 6DA, London


The Tokenhouse, 4 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6DA