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Why gender pay gap should still be a priority despite the reporting suspension

26 June 2020

The gender pay gap reporting deadline for April 2020 has been suspended by government due to coronavirus. Find out why employers must keep this important issue on their agenda despite the suspension.

New working world post-coronavirus: Coming through the crisis

17 April 2020

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has undoubtedly brought significant ramifications to companies. With every industry impacted, the situation continues to change and requires organisations to become agile and adapt accordingly.

Demystifying payslips for employees

27 March 2020

It may be a surprise to some employers but the number of employees who do not review their payslips is extremely high. Also, regarding those employees who do review the payslip, do they understand what it means?

Coronavirus – adapting to the new ways of working

27 March 2020

Organisations are re-arranging how they work and consider how best to restructure their businesses to survive the impacts of the coronavirus. Here we give some HR guidance on adapting to new ways of working.

Changes to off-payroll working - IR35

24 March 2020

The Government confirmed that the off-payroll working rules (IR35) will be reformed from 6 April 2021. It’s important not to underestimate the impact of these changes and to start preparing for them now.

How will the recruitment sector be impacted by changes to IR35 rules from April 2021?
David Williams-Richardson

24 March 2020

The Government’s confirmed lead option for change is to extend the public sector reform introduced in April 2017 to the private sector. How would this potential change impact the recruitment sector?

IR35 - The impact to the recruitment sector
David Williams-Richardson

The Government has confirmed that it intends to reform the off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35) from 6 April 2021. This change will impact the estimated 20,000 recruitment agencies who provide off-payroll workers via intermediaries, such as personal service companies (PSCs), to medium and large businesses in the private sector and to the public sector.

Off payroll workers – the liability transfer rules

24 March 2020

The transfer of liability provisions will form part of the new IR35 rules from 6 April 2021. Under the new IR35 rules, the liability for the tax, NIC, and (potentially) Apprenticeship Levy due under PAYE where IR35 applies, will pass down the labour supply chain as each party satisfies its obligations.

HMRC can potentially transfer those liabilities to an agency at the top of the labour supply chain or to the end-client, where there is non-compliance further down the labour supply chain and it is not possible for HMRC to collect the amounts due from the offending party.

Who has liability under the new rules? How will these rules be applied? 
Off payroll working – status determinations and the status disagreement process from April 2021

24 March 2020

The draft legislation also confirms that end users of services via intermediaries, such as Personal Service Companies (PSC), will be required to make status determinations and pass these to both the worker and the fee payer.

Also, the end user client will be required to set up and lead a status disagreement process, which will increase the administrative burden for businesses.

What is the draft legislation regarding statusdeterminations and the status disagreement process?
Employment allowance – what’s new for April 2020?

12 March 2020

The employment allowance currently provides businesses and charities with up to a £4,000 reduction in their employer NIC bill. In the new tax year drastic eligibility restrictions are to be implemented, make sure you’re not caught out.

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