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Working from home regulations

27 March 2020

For many employees this will be their first time working from home on a full-time basis. Now the IT is up and running, and the novelty is starting to wear off, it would be advisable for employers to consider their obligations and how to practically interpret them during these unprecedented times.

UK payroll and employment taxes

26 March 2020

Through the challenging times of coronavirus, we thought we’d cover the frequency asked questions covering payroll and employment related tax information for businesses here.

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

26 March 2020

Find some of the frequently asked questions about statutory sick pay (SSP) in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Employer NIC deductions from contractors under IR35

23 March 2020

Following the introduction of the rules in the public sector in April 2017, some employers have tried to pass on National Insurance Contributions (NIC) (13.8%) and the Apprenticeship Levy (0.5%) costs to contractors. This is potentially unlawful.

Can you renegotiate contracts to include deductions for employer’s NIC?
IR35 changes workforce structuring strategy – wise up to employment legal rights too. It’s a joint gig!

23 March 2020

For the purposes of the off-payroll working rules, one of the key questions is whether the engaged individual would (for tax or NICs purposes) have been an employee of the client if they had been working directly for it rather than engaged through an intermediary.

Job retention scheme supports business and employees

23 March 2020

On 22 March the Chancellor announced a new job retention scheme for all UK employers whatever their size. It operates instead of redundancy or lay off.

Comparing maternity pay rights to shared parental pay

28 February 2020

Is it sex discriminatory to offer enhanced maternity pay to mothers on maternity leave, but only pay fathers on shared parental leave at the statutory rate for shared parental pay?

Determining an individual’s employment tax status – wise up to employment legal rights too. It’s a joint gig!

13 January 2020

HMRC guidance on determining an individual’s employment tax status includes key factors such as: personal service, mutuality of obligation and right of control. What impact will the Good Work Plan have on this?

Avoiding future claims risks – wise up to employment legal rights too. It’s a joint gig!

13 January 2020

There is a key category of engaged individual via a PSC where terminating the arrangement with the intermediary as a part of changes to IR35 workforce structuring is a particular risk.

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