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.

    The course will also include a review of the key principles set out in the HMRC Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool including the important recent updates reflecting tax case law developments.

    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.

    The training sessions will start at 10.00 , finishing no later than 1.00pm

    The cost of each half day course is £155 plus VAT per delegate. PLEASE NOTE this is reduced to £135 plus VAT 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 bookings@pstax.co.uk

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

    When making a booking, please provide a PO number. If you book and subsequently find that you cannot attend, please email bookings@pstax.co.uk .

    Please confirm your bookings as soon as possible.