04 May 2021
The legislative changes for off-payroll workers in the private sector will not apply to client end users who are small companies. For those, the current legalisation in Chapter 8 of ITEPA 2003 remains applicable. The size of the company (and in the case of a parent company, the size of the group headed by it) in terms of its turnover, balance sheet total and average number of employees determines whether it is classed as small.
04 May 2021
Employment Tribunals publish their judgments online. They include a full narrative of the dispute. Last year, a lawyer damaged his professional reputation due to a Regulator’s rebuke after an Employment Tribunal found he had unfairly dismissed and discriminated against his nanny.
27 April 2021
Every employer furloughing from May must check and, if necessary, recalculate the reference pay of their variable paid furloughed staff - a substantial task for businesses not yet able to fully open, and for sectors still unable to operate. This looks like window-dressing by government.
23 April 2021
From 1 May 2021 there will be a major change to CJRS for variable paid furloughed employees. Ensure you use the right calculations so that your claims for May 2021 onwards are valid.
12 March 2021
A recent tribunal has thrown into question whether an employer can dismiss an employee for failing to wear a face mask. Do your policies need updating?
04 March 2021
It was no big surprise that the Chancellor extended the furlough scheme in the Budget. A total of 1.3m employers have made a CJRS grant claim since the scheme started in March 2020, giving rise to claims totalling £53.8bn.