IR35 – the ‘off-payroll’ rules - are you ready? IR35 – the ‘off-payroll’ rules - are you ready?

Date:  13th June 2019
Time: 3.30pm BST 
Cost:  FREE 



In April 2020, IR35 will be introduced into the private sector, two years after it was first implemented in the public sector. 

The private sector is arguably more complicated than the public sector, so it is important that you start planning now for this arduous legislation

Join Kate Upcraft and Vanessa Shiels-Combe whilst they discuss how this legislation may affect you and your organisation and what steps you need to take to ensure you are compliant. 


  • Who will the new rules apply to – the small engager carve-out
  • Using an agency and what happens if they don’t follow your instructions
  • Assessing if IR35 applies to an off-payroll engagement & communicating your decision to the consultant
  • Setting up a dispute resolution process
  • Decisions the finance team will have to make
  • Preparing for your in-house or outsourced payroll provider to handle ‘off payroll workers’
  • Setting up an off payroll worker or deemed employee on the payroll
  • Paying the consultant
  • How the consultant withdraws money from their business




Vanessa Shiels-Combe

Senior Director Country Payrolls, Workday

Vanessa Shiels-Combe  has been in the payroll profession for over thirty years, with experience of working in both public and private sectors and payroll processing for medium and large enterprise.  After starting her career as a payroll professional, she moved across to payroll and HCM software over twenty years ago, where she could apply her business experience to design innovative payroll solutions. Vanessa is passionate about utilising technology to take payroll solutions to the next level and providing great customer experience and engagement.


Kate Upcraft

Payroll Technical Writer – Consultant and Lecturer

Kate Upcraft AMBCS mGPA is a regular conference speaker, lecturer and writer on legislative issues, including tax and National Insurance, benefits and the whole range of employer compliance responsibilities. She undertakes consultancy work with employers and payroll agents assisting them with topics such as payroll health checks, RTI and auto-enrolment, systems selection and departmental re-engineering. She is vice Chair of the ICAEW Employment Taxes and NI committee and Chair of the pan-professional Reward and Employment Engagement Forum 

Prior to setting up her own company in 2005, she was the Payroll Legislation Manager at M&S, for whom she worked for 20 years, eleven of them in payroll.


Date:  13th June 2019 - 3.30pm GMT
Cost:  FREE