ARC Network Meeting – March – SOLD OUT !

Date: Wednesday 13th March 2019

Time: 15:00 – 17:00 (registration from 14.45)

Location: CBI | Cannon Place | 78 Cannon Street | London | EC4N 6HN (Berners- Lee and Sharman rooms)

Our meetings allow you to network with colleagues, be kept informed on matters of the moment, voice your concerns about issues affecting recruitment businesses and find out more about how ARC suppliers can support your recruitment organisations.

Keynote speaker: Mark Thomson,Director General, UK Visas and Immigration

With the UK scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) on the 29th March many recruitment businesses, especially those that rely on supply labour from the EU will be keen to hear from the person responsible about the likely impact that Brexit will have on the recruitment industry.

With Mark’s insight into the possibilities for the movement of labour, extensive knowledge of the Settlement Scheme for EU citizens and European Temporary Leave to Remain, this event will be a must for recruiters wanting to plan for a post Brexit UK.

In addition, there will be a legal and compliance update by our recruitment specialist partners Lawspeed, including:

  • the latest on IR35 off-payroll for the private sector,
  • new legislation on itemised payslips coming into force in April 2019,
  • the consequences of repealing the Swedish Derogation and
  • key information about the amendments to the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations from April 2020.

How to book 

The meetings are free for ARC members and £50+VAT for non-members.  Non-members are very welcome to attend but are restricted to a maximum of two network meetings per calendar year.

Pre-registration is essential as places are limited. To book your place, please call us on 01273 777 997.

More information

Mark Thomson has responsibility for making millions of decisions every year about who has the right to visit or stay in the country, with a firm emphasis on national security and a culture of customer satisfaction for people who come here legally.

Mark was appointed Director General, HM Passport Office in April 2015 and Director General, UK Visas and Immigration in October 2016. On 24 August 2015, Mark also became Registrar General for England and Wales.

Before joining the Civil Service, Mark had spent his entire career at Royal Mail where he held a variety of Managing Director roles. His early career was in sales and marketing and he also spent several years as Sales & Customer Services Director.

Mark was the commercial lead for the Royal Mail/Post Office separation before taking on the role of Managing Director International in 2011. He has also held several non-executive roles for other organisations including The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the former UK Border Agency.