HE Employees working abroad: Considering the unintended consequences

HE Employees working abroad: Considering the unintended consequences is one-day in-person event in central London on Wednesday 23 November
The issue of staff ‘accidentally’ becoming based abroad during lockdown has highlighted a potentially wider issue for HE employers that have become aware of staff doing so without the express permission from the HEI as the employer. Many HEIs are now taking steps to identify whether this is an issue for their own institution, with a view to investigating the financial, legal and other implications. This is so that the arrangement can either be formalised, or steps taken to ensure that the arrangement is adjusted so that they are no longer working from abroad.
Confirmed speakers to date include KPMG, Isio, Eversheds-Sutherland and the Universities Health and Safety Association (USHA) with more speaker details to be announced. The speakers will explore unintended consequences of allowing HE employees to be based overseas. Working overseas can trigger employment law, tax, social security, pensions, and other legal consequences for both employers and employees. All these need to be considered seriously. If employees spend just a few days working overseas this is unlikely to trigger any unexpected liabilities, but the longer the amount of time they work overseas, the greater the risk of breaking employment rules.
Due to the variety of legal and other relevant frameworks in every country across the world the event speakers will not be able to address the specifics of situations in individual countries. However, the speakers will highlight the issues that HE employers need to consider so that they can decide on an appropriate course of action. 
Attendees will leave the event with an understanding of the risks and issues that they need to consider and with a greater awareness of apparently straightforward situations that can have hidden complexities with serious consequences for both the employer and employee.
Although the event is largely aimed at HR professionals, it might also be useful to global mobility, pensions and finance staff, and to senior academic colleagues/heads of school.

Programme content and speakers

Speakers include:
Employment and other legal considerations for overseas remote working
Constanze Moorhouse, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP 

Tax and social security challenges of international remote workers. Developing a policy and process for your HEI
Su Brown and Andy Foskett, Global Mobility Managers and Simon Robinson, Partner – UK Head of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare Tax, KPMG LLP 

Health and Safety considerations 
Vincent King, Director of Health and Safety at the University of Southampton and Chair of the Universities Safety & Health Association (USHA)

Pensions Issues
Tim Domanski, Actuary, ISIO and other speakers to be confirmed


The event will take place between 10.15 am and 3.45 pm on Wednesday 23 November 2022
The timed programme can be found below.
 HE employees working abroad - programme 

Attendance fee and how to book

The UCEA member attendee price for this conference is £425 per place. We are offering a special ‘early bird’ price of £385 per place until 5 pm on Friday 21 October.
When you book you have the option of paying for a place by credit/debit card or to be invoiced.
When booking a place, you now have the option of paying online by credit card (note our online booking system indicates the ticket as £385 or £425 (VAT free). You can of course be invoiced for the £385 or £425 (VAT free) attendance fee (note our online booking system indicates the invoice ticket as £0, you will be invoiced for £385/425) 

Book places via Tickettailor

If you don't work at a UCEA member HEI then please contact us about booking places via events@ucea.ac.uk
If you have any queries about the workshop or to register your interest in attending future dates please contact events@ucea.ac.uk