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The new IR35 regime: For ad agencies

  • 26 February 2020
  • 9.00am - 10.30am (registration & breakfast from 8.30am)
  • 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL
  • Entry: Free

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In a fundamental reform to combat so called ‘false self-employment’, businesses who engage freelancers will have to bear the risk of PAYE and NICs under IR35.

**Please note this event is exclusively for advertising agencies and marketing companies. Our IR35 session for other sectors is on 27 Feb, click here to view the event.

This will apply to all medium and large businesses in the private sector from April 2020. Advertising agencies frequently use freelancers and will be particularly affected by the new rules.

This practical session will discuss the new rules, what we know about how HMRC will apply them, HMRC’s new tools and guidance (expected to be released in December) and explain how agencies can avoid running into problems. We’ll also discuss how the sector is reacting to the changes.

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Lewis Silkin is widely recognised as the UK’s foremost advertising and marketing services law firm, having worked with the world’s leading advertisers and advertising agencies for over 30 years. The Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories each rate our teams at the highest level, based on interviews each year among clients and peers.

We have extensive experience of advising clients in the converged worlds of advertising, marketing and communications, media, brands and technology on issues relating to advertising clearance, intellectual property, brand management, commercial agreements, dispute resolution, property, M&A and managing people.

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