The forthcoming ‘Knowledge is Power’ seminar called ‘Critical issues for the recruitment industry – Contractors’, is aimed at business owners, operations directors, FD’s and HR. It explores the threats and opportunities within contractor models, and includes a bespoke Q&A element for delegates to ask focussed questions during and after each presentation.
The seminar kicks off by looking at IR35 and de-mystifying the new business entity tests connected with it. Attendees can expect to clear a pathway through the woods after this presentation on the key issues.
The next session will explore the proposed ‘Controlling Persons’ legislation, including the status and scope of those potentially affected, and how it may apply in some organisations. This is a key topic because the ramifications could affect the availability of the best contractor candidates in the future – and is this just the tip of the iceberg?
Public sector ‘off payroll’ policies have been right across the UK media news. The effects are not just on the public sector contractors but will also impact on those who supply them. Recruiters will discover not only what to look for but can then plan possible ways of accommodating this emerging trend.
The concluding part of the seminar will consider other matters related to Contractors, including MSC legislation, AWR and related areas of concern. There is a brief overview on the planned Pension changes and what you will need to consider regarding auto-enrolment in relation to PSC’s, Umbrella’s and internal workers.
Theresa Mimnagh is an Associate Director at Lawspeed, and she says; ‘With the government focus now firmly on contractors, don’t get knocked out this winter from swings in the legislative pendulum! This seminar aims to help minimise risks when dealing with contractors, and it also offers the opportunity to ask specific questions on operational matters via our Lawspeed panel of experts.’
The event takes place on Wednesday 14 November 10am – 4.30pm at London Chamber of Commerce. Call 01273 236 236 to book tickets at £199 + vat per head to include drinks, lunch and formal programme notes. The full schedule is here.
Adrian, a highly experienced lawyer, founded Lawspeed in 1997. He is responsible for developing our extensive portfolio of products and services, including the widely used Lawspeed contract templates. Adrian is an expert on “recruitment law” and specialises in contracts, regulatory compliance, employment status and dispute handling. He is chair of the trade body the Association of Recruitment Consultancies, the only lawyer lead recruitment trade body in the UK. Adrian and his co-director Ravi devised Standards in Recruitment as a vehicle for helping drive up standards and compliance in the industry.
Adrian is our lead in discussions with the government over regulatory evolution. Apart from assisting with client support, Adrian’s primary role is research and development into methods of business delivery, our latest service Proterms being his most recent project. Adrian heads our IR35 lawyers team.