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Governance ticking timebomb at Board level, survey reveals
Richard Smith

09 October 2019

An overwhelming 96 per cent of company Board members expect to see an increase in the number of criminal prosecutions of those senior executives and organisations implicated for poor risk management, yet only 21 per cent think corporate governance is critical to achieving success.

Supply chain risks and managing the corporate governance implications
Carolyn Brown

08 October 2019

Organisations are being held to account for their own, and their supply chain's actions more than ever. It is critical for them to recognise their own institutional values in their suppliers and third party relationship to help things stay on track, and to ensure all stakeholders are acting for the same reasons. Read more here.

Changes to Companies Act impact reporting
Carolyn Brown

08 October 2019

Changes to the Companies Act 2006 and the Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 mean new company reporting requirements for financial years starting on or after 1 January 2019.

Employer NIC deductions from contractors under IR35

17 September 2019

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?
Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment underlines urgent need for employment status test
Carolyn Brown

12 September 2019

A new judgment from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has underlined the urgent need for the Government to provide a reliable tool to help employers and engagers determine the correct employment status for their staff and contractors.

Professional harm through adverse personal employment claims

09 September 2019

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.

Off-payroll working – what is the impact of the small companies accounting regime?

30 July 2019

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.

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 2020. 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.

IR35 - The impact to the public sector
Susan Ball

The Government has published revised rules reforming the current off-payroll rules. These already apply in the public sector but are being amended and extended from April 2020.

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

From 6 April 2020, off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35) will be reformed. This change impacts around 60,000 engager organisations, predominantly medium and large-sized businesses, outside the public sector that engage with individuals through personal service companies (PSCs).

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