This area generally presents the greatest levels of risk to public bodies from an Employment Taxes perspective and we are seeing increased levels of activity from the HMRC Employment Status & Intermediaries team as well as the recently-formed Off-Payroll Working team that focuses on cases involving the use of intermediaries (IR35).
Therefore, public bodies must be in as strong a position as possible to address these risks and understand the consequences of not doing so.

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. It also considers the sometimes tricky area of the rules relating to officeholders. It then goes on to cover the specific details and application of the off-payroll working rules (‘IR35’) – which were subject to an important update in April 2021 – that apply in the case of the engagement of intermediaries (such as personal service companies).

We recommend this training course to all PSTAX clients and contacts and particularly for staff with responsibility for making decisions regarding the status of an individual and/or their intermediary.

  • The training sessions will start at 1.30pm, finishing no later than 4:30pm.
  • The cost of the training courses is £210 plus VAT per course for PSTAX Club subscribers and £250 plus VAT per course for other delegates.
  • There is a 10% discount for more than one booking.
  • If you book and subsequently find that you cannot attend, please email
  • Please confirm your bookings as soon as possible.