17 September 2021
The FRC has published research on a sample of FTSE 350 companies to show the impact of the new provisions and principles on directors’ remuneration, outlined by the UK Corporate Governance Code. We have summarised those key findings here.
07 September 2021
Employers may be alarmed to learn that scrutiny of their furlough decisions is not limited to HMRC and the employers’ own external or internal audit functions. Employment tribunals are adjudicating on them too.
29 July 2021
With the Government-mandated working from home guidance ending, many employers have seen an increase in hybrid working requests. Do you need to change your employment contracts?
30 June 2021
Who do employment businesses employ under a contract of service?
29 June 2021
The government has so far paid out around £80 billion in Coronavirus support to millions of people across the UK. HMRC has written to more than 60,000 SEISS (Self-employment Income Support Scheme) and CJRS (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) customers to ask them to check they have claimed correctly or whether, as initial checks suggest, they may have claimed too much.
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.
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.
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.