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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).