During this session, we will explore:
- How the off payroll working rules (IR35 rules) work in practice in a production setting
- Steps productions can take to improve the accuracy of employment tax status assessments and therefore;
- by taking reasonable care, increase their ability to engage contractors on a self-employed basis and
- the risk of a HMRC challenge and any resultant penalties.
Ceris Stoner, Partner at Wiggin:
Ceri is a partner in Wiggin’s tax group. She works with companies in the media and tech sectors across all aspects of their taxation requirements, from compliance to special projects.
Ceri works closely with clients’ in-house teams to support them during times of transition, whether that’s in relation to investments, mergers and acquisitions, special projects, corporate structuring or re-organisations. She partners with clients at every stage – whether advising on new ventures or start up structures or investment fund formation or providing technical support and market acumen to well established clients.
Ceri is sensitive to the business costs and reputational issues involved in staying on top of tax developments. She seeks to stay close to changes in the tax law and to represent the views of Wiggin’s clients and industry stakeholders to law makers on points that really matter to their sector, enabling in-house tax and legal counsel to support their business. As the sands shift, Ceri draws on her experience to help clients identify the risks and opportunities posed by a changing landscape and to find innovative ways to adapt.
Ceri is a member of the ICAEW’s Tax Faculty and HMRC’s GAAR panel and leads the Tech London Advocates Tax Group.