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Seminar: The challenges of hiring self-employed workers and freelancers

Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Start date and time

21 May 2013 08:30

End date and time

21 May 2013 11:00

Time zone

(BST) British Summer Time


2 Hardman Street
Manchester M3 3HF

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Contact information

Denise Isherwood
Tel: 0161 455 8607

Registration options


Event registration is closed.

Please join us at our next seminar where we will be discussing the latest developments in relation to employment status when engaging freelancers, non-executive directors and self-employed workers. This will cover technical updates and risks regarding the use of different structures to engage workers and also what practical aspects should be considered when entering into such agreements.

The tax environment is changing and this has led to some uncertainty regarding what structures are still effective for engaging freelancers and self-employed workers. For example:

  1. Do you engage sole traders?
    Are you aware of the latest case law and status tests to ensure that you have correctly determined their status?
  2. Do you engage with Personal Service Companies (PSCs)?
    Have you considered your policy position on engaging PSCs or considered your reputational risks, particularly in light of the recent media scrutiny?
  3. Do you engage temporary workers through agencies?
    Did you know that you could be liable to PAYE/NIC in certain circumstances?

During our seminar our employment tax experts will demystify some of the confusion in these areas. In particular, our seminar will cover the following:

  • A recap on the current tax position and recent developments in this area;
  • The tax and reputational risk for companies engaging freelancers or self-employed workers;
  • Deloitte’s recent experiences with advising clients in this area and dealing with HMRC;
  • Recommendations on best practice to minimise both tax and reputational risks.

Who should attend?

This session will be particularly relevant for those responsible for the engagement of self-employed workers, as well as Tax and Human Resources professionals.

Date and Location

The event will be held at our offices at:

2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3HF
Tuesday 21st May 2013
9.00am - 11.00am (registration from 8.30am for a 9.00am start) 


Event registration is closed.


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