Employers will be given guidance on a range of issues, from the right to work in the UK after Brexit to pensions, in a series of meetings across the country.

The Farm Advisory Service (FAS) roadshow will provide employers with a toolkit providing everything they need to know about employing people.

Organised by SAC Consulting – part of Scotland’s Rural College, the roadshow will visit towns all over Scotland, from Dumfries to Thurso.
Key subjects will include:

  • Telling the difference between a self-employed contractor and an employee
  • The right to work in the UK and changes related to Brexit
  • Tax and National Insurance – what you need to pay
  • Payroll Systems and Auto-enrolment on pensions
Agricultural Consultant Mhairi Dalgliesh, who is organising the roadshow, said:  “Taking on outside labour in the farm business is becoming an increasingly complex situation, particularly for those using ‘self-employed contractors’ who are, retrospectively, deemed to have been employees by HMRC.
“This roadshow will assist with how to tell the difference between self-employed contractors and employees to avoid farming businesses being hit with significant bills for tax and national insurance.”

The first event will take place in Perth on Tuesday 21 January and the last event will be in Dumfries on Thursday 6 February. All meetings will be a 7pm for 7.30pm start apart from the one in Nairn on Wednesday 29 January, which will be held from 1-3pm. Refreshments will be served at all meetings.

The events are free to attend but must be booked in advance. For more information and to book, visit: www.fas.scot or call 01387 261 172.