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The Hybrid working revolution – do employment contracts now need to change
Carolyn Brown

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?

Who do employment businesses employ under a contract of service and why does this matter
Carolyn Brown

30 June 2021

Who do employment businesses employ under a contract of service?

Act now on Covid support errors: HMRC steps up compliance activity
Carolyn Brown

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.

Undertaking labour supply chain due diligence for off-payroll workers
Susan Ball

25 June 2021

With the changes in the IR35 rules, it is now more important to undertake due diligence on your labour supply chains. Failure to do so could result in tax and NIC liabilities.

Construction industry scheme changes from 6 April 2021
Susan Ball

21 June 2021

We explore the impact of the new construction industry scheme rules in place since 6 April 2021 and how they could result in significant changes for businesses going forward.

Will the enforcement body for employment rights be a paper tiger for years to come?
Susan Ball

16 June 2021

Co-ordination between disparate labour market enforcement agencies is now to become a reality with the publication of the long awaited BEIS response to the consultation. But will the government’s newly announced single enforcement body (SEB) for employment rights be a paper tiger for years to come?

Have you paid additional employee expenses, or changed the benefits you provide, due to coronavirus?
Susan Ball

27 May 2021

Many employers have had to adapt their usual expenses and benefits to support employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Which of changes might be taxable?

How will IR35 affect the real estate and construction sector from 6 April 2021?
Howard Freedman

07 May 2021

The IR35 reforms from 6 April 2021 will have a significant impact on the real estate and construction sector. What should businesses be doing to prepare for the upcoming changes?

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

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.

Professional harm through adverse personal employment claims
Carolyn Brown

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.

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