Employment Status

September 25, 2018
Half Day

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Training Terms & Conditions:

Bookings and payment
All bookings are provisional until they have been confirmed in writing by ourselves. Confirmation will be dispatched within 7 days of the receipt of a completed booking form.   Authorities booking 3 or more places will be entitled to a 10% discount.


Invoices must be paid in full by no later than:

28 days following their date of issue.

Cancellations – Residential Course

More than 21 days : no payment due

21-8 days : 50% of course fee

7 days or less : full fee

Substitutions are permitted at any time

Cancellations – Single Day Courses

More than 15 working days : no payment due

14-7 working days : £100.00 cancellation charge

6 working days or less : full fee

Substitutions are permitted at any time

Training Materials

Training materials provided by us during the course are for the sole benefit of the course participant. They must not be photocopied, scanned, faxed or otherwise distributed without our prior written permission. All intellectual rights remain the property of LAVAT Consulting Limited.

Limitation of Liability

In the unlikely event of a course not taking place as scheduled, and for whatever reason, the financial liability of LAVAT Consulting Limited  to each participant shall be limited to the value of monies paid by that participant for attendance on the course.

This course considers the fundamental principles of employment status and how these have evolved over decades of tax and employment case law to form the basis for making decisions on whether workers may be paid gross or under deduction of PAYE and NIC.

We will consider the full spectrum of ‘payee’ from office holders to managed service companies and everything in the middle – covering an employer’s tax and NIC related obligations when making payments to each specific entity.

Through the use of case studies, we will aim to achieve a deeper understanding of the tests of employment status, such as personal service/substitution, control, financial risk and mutuality of obligation and the relevance of each of these tests in specific situations.

We will also consider the ongoing review by Government to seek to address the challenges faced by the changes in modern working practices and the apparent mismatch between status from an employment law and tax perspective and what may need to be done to address that.

We recommend this training course for those involved in engaging workers, namely HR and Procurement, as well as those responsible for making decisions about status within the organisation.

Where this course is offered, it will be a morning session with the IR35 course offered in the afternoon on the same day. Therefore, whilst this is a standalone course, delegates may be interested in booking both courses.

West Midlands Police

HQ Lloyd House, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B4 6AT

The morning training sessions will start at 10.00 with refreshments commencing at 09.30, finishing at 12.45/13.00 for lunch.  The afternoon training sessions will begin after lunch, at 13.30, and end at around 16.30. All delegates should be at the venue for 12.45 to enjoy lunch.

The cost of each half day course is £265 per delegate including the cost of lunch and refreshments PLEASE NOTE this is reduced to £225 per delegate for PSTAX Club members. Organisations booking three or more places will receive a 10% discount.

You can book by sending an email to emily.collier@pstax.co.uk. 

Please note that bookings must be made at least a week before the training course you would like to attend. 

If you have dietary requirements or you book and subsequently find that you cannot attend, please contact Emily by e-mail at emily.collier@pstax.co.uk or on 07927 557089.

Please confirm your bookings as soon as possible.