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When you work as a contractor through your own personal company, you will be aware of the IR35 rules, which have been around since April 2000. If you contract for a Public Sector Body (PSB) you should be aware that the application of the IR35 rules has changed significantly since 6 April 2017.
For contracts in the public sector the decision as to whether the individual worker is within IR35 now lies with the end client – the PSB. This organisation is supposed to use an online employment status tool provided by HMRC to help it
reach a conclusion on the worker’s IR35 status, but most don’t.
If the PSB decides that IR35 does apply, the fee-payer, who is normally the employment agency who arranged the contract, must deduct tax and NI from theamount invoiced by your company. No allowance is made for the 5% expenses normally permitted, or for any pension contributions your company may pay on your behalf.
If the PSB decides that you are outside IR35, the fee-payer can pay your company without deducting tax or NIC. However, the agency continues to be liable for PAYE and NIC due, should HMRC decide that the IR35 decision made by the PSB was incorrect.
To avoid difficulties, some public bodies are taking contractors on to their payrolls, which is what the Government
wants them to do. However, most public bodies can’t afford to pay the pension contributions and benefits that workers
are entitled to, so will continue to engage contractors.
Before you agree to a new contract, check whether the end client is part of the public sector. This includes any organisation which is covered by the Freedom of Information Act, such as police, schools, NHS, local authorities
and the BBC. Top-secret spying agencies: (GCHQ and MI5) are not covered. You may need to revise your fees to cover the tax deductions. •

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Connectivity Made Simple Event 15th June 2017

The Internet of things (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. It’s a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work. But what exactly is the “Internet of things” and what impact is it going to have on you, if any?

Kathryn Mumford, Director of Harrison Salmon Associates will welcome you to the event and provide an agenda for the morning.

10:00-10:30am | Speaker 1: Chartered Marketer and Business Owner Jean Atkinson will be guiding us through how and where the Internet of Things (IoT) alongside automation can support business growth, efficiency and productivity. Using real life examples from owner-managed, SME and International businesses, Jean will provide her top tips on introducing IoT and automation into your business. www.edenmarketing.co.uk

10:30-11:00am | Speaker 2: Tim McIntyre is Senior Account Manager at Xero and will be taking us through the benefits of streamlining day to day procesing, freeing you time to spend on added value client services and less on compliance. www.xero.com

11:00-11:30am | Speaker 3: Michael Hall is Head of Growth at DueCourse in Manchester . Getting paid is part of a chain that drives businesses, drives innovation and the business economy itself. Michael will be sharing his expertise and providing guidance on ways in which businesses can get paid quicker. www.duecourse.com

12noon: Conclude event

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Thursday 15th June. Leigh Sports Village. WN7 4JY. 10am – 12noon

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