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Seminar: The Future of Travel and Subsistence Schemes - What Next?

Rullion is delighted to invite you to join us on Thursday 4th February at the “Theatre of Dreams” MUFC, Old Trafford for a seminar on the future of 'umbrella schemes' following the Government's plans to remove tax relief on business expenses for temporary workers.

Travel and Subsistemce Event Rullion

It was announced in the Government’s Autumn Statement that tax relief advantages for employment intermediaries are to be stopped as the use of overarching contracts of employment (OACs) to avoid income tax and national insurance contributions, totals around £400m per year. 

The Government’s changes mean that temporary workers will be unable to claim relief on any expenses incurred on an ordinary home-work commute, even when engaged through an employment intermediary. Home-to-work travel relief and subsistence is not generally available to any other worker.

However, Agency Workers and Contractors whose work is not supervised, directed or controlled by the client are classed as genuinely self-employed and will still be able to claim travel and subsistence relief.

Phil HigginsThe seminar will be facilitated by Phil Higgins, Rullion Engineering Managing Director.



Our panel of leading experts includes:

Damian BroughtonDamian Broughton MBE, Managing Director, Danbro

Having graduated from Manchester with a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, Damian  qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1990. This was followed by over 9  years in Senior Financial roles before becoming a Financial and IT Contractor. In 1999  Damian and his wife co-founded Danbro.

As Managing Director of the Danbro Group Damian oversees the business, focussing on its  strategic development and continued growth.  

He is a great believer in a work / life balance and when not working he spends as much time as possible with his children or learning to play golf!    

Paul ChamberlainPaul Chamberlain, Head of Employment and Pensions at Brabners LLP

Paul heads the Employment Law department in the Brabners Manchester  office.  His  experience encompasses all aspects of Employment Law with a special focus in TUPE,  senior executives’ severance agreements and recruitment agency law.  

Paul is also principal legal adviser to TEAM (The Employment Agents’ Movement), ALP  (Association of Labour Providers) and was instrumental in securing the firm’s recent  appointment to the REC’s Business Partners scheme and the FCSA’s audit panel. 

Andrew MooreAndrew Moore, Associate, Eversheds

Andrew is an associate in Human Resources practice group at Eversheds specialising in  contentious employment and labour law. He works across practice areas including  Diversified Industries, Retail, Food and Transport.

He advises on all aspects of employment and labour law and has contentious and non-  contentious expertise in respect of atypical working arrangements including agency  workers, employment businesses and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003.

Andrew presents at seminars, briefings and bespoke training sessions on a variety of employment law topics.

Tom HadleyTom Hadley, Director of Policy and Professional Services, REC

Tom is Director of Policy and Professional Services at the Recruitment and  Employment  Confederation (REC). His role focuses on lobbying key  Government and EU officials on a  range of labour market issues and  highlighting REC initiatives to promote industry  standards, including  enforcement of a Code of Professional Practice, audit schemes and  the  Diversity Pledge.

Previous roles include six years at the CBI, working at recruitment and economic development consultancy MBA Training Research & Development, a traineeship within the European Commission and working for the in-house legal department of the French multi-national Vivendi.  

Julian BallJulian Ball, Legal Director, Paystream

Julian has been the Legal Director of PayStream since 2006. He has guided PayStream  through key legislative changes such as MSC legislation and AWR as well as being heavily  involved in fighting previous attempts to change the T&S rules for contractors.

Prior to PayStream Julian qualified as a solicitor with Gateley before moving to  Hammonds and Eversheds where he spent 10 years in the UK China and SE Asia.

The panelists will be providing an overview of what the changes mean, who it will affect, timescales and next steps after which the panel will be available for what should be a lively Q&A session which will be your opportunity to ask specific questions relating to your own organisations.

The seminar on the implications of the Government's changes will cover:

  • What’s it all about?
  • In what circumstances can tax relief on T&S still apply?
  • The implications for umbrella companies and the temporary labour market generally
  • What are the timescales?
  • Who is liable?
  • What are the alternatives?
  • PAYE and AWR?

Who should attend?

Commercial Managers, Procurement Professionals, HR Professionals, Budget Holders, Internal Recruitment Professionals (Temporary & Contract Labour), Operational Managers and Policy decision makers.

Venue Details

Old Trafford
Evolution Suite, Entrance E4, North East Quadrant, MUFC, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford,
M16 0RA

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