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From Brexit To Pensions

13th January 2020

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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.

Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS) is a service funded by the Scottish Government and European Union to support farmers and crofters access the latest information to increase their financial and environmental performance.

FAS is a comprehensive service for all of Scotland’s farmers and crofters, including expert advice delivered locally through a calendar of events and workshops across Scotland and a website with technical notes, tools, videos and guidance to keep farmers informed of good practice, new developments and opportunities

All year round, across Scotland, FAS delivers advice on: animal health and welfare; business resilience; Climate Change and the environment; crofts and small farms; crop health; farm woodlands; new entrants; and soil health. It delivers in responsive to the changing needs of Scotland’s farmers and crofters: from running events on important subjects rising up the agenda – such as the role and importance of women in agriculture – to advice on how to cope with extreme weather and other unpredictable challenges.

To find out more, visit www.fas.scot

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