IR35 – What does it mean for production and your company?

UK Screen Alliance member events  |  25 February 2020

*This is a UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK Members-only event. A recording of the sessions’ discussions will be made available to member soon after. To find out about UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK membership, visit here

A session to demystify HMRC’s changes to the off-payroll tax rules and the impact they may have on PAYE processes for the screen industry.

Produced in association with Sargent-Disc, a Cast & Crew company.

Designed for UK Screen Alliance/Animation UK members, this session will demystify HMRC’s changes to the off-payroll tax rules and the impact this may have on your company’s PAYE processes from 6 April 2020.

The reform shifts the legal responsibility for determining the employment status from an individual’s intermediary – Personal Service Company (PSC), partnership or managed service company – to the organisation for which they work.

The panel will discuss:

• The legislation

• The implications for freelancers, production, post, animation and VFX companies.

• How to apply the rules

• Tools available to help with the assessment

There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions during the session.

The panel will include:

Dr. Laurence Sargent, Director, Sargent-Disc Ltd

Laurence Sargent is a Director of Sargent-Disc and of several other companies in the media and technology sectors as well as a member of the Cross Media – Off-Payroll (IR35) Working Group – which has been consulting with HMRC. Sargent-Disc, a Cast and Crew company, is an award-winning provider of Payroll and Residuals, Auto Enrolment, Accounting services and Production software for the entertainment industry

Ceri Stoner, Partner, Wiggin

Ceri is a partner in the tax group advising companies across all aspects of their taxation requirements, including tax transformation projects, with particular expertise in the technology and media sectors. She is the Chair of the Cross Media – Off-Payroll Working Group.

Tim Gillett, Director, Tax Advisory, Saffery

Tim is a Director within Saffery’s tax team focusing on personal tax and is a member of the firm’s film and television advisory group. He has extensive experience across multiple business sectors and as well as dealing with tax compliance matters he regularly advises in connection with HM Revenue & Customs’ enquiries, settlements and disclosures.

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