Freelance workers

What will happen to employment status and the Good Work Plan?

Against the background of the coronavirus crisis, the changes coming in on 6 April and the proposed Employment Bill continue to narrow the gap between the status and rights of workers and employee.

Self-employed eligible for 80% of monthly pay

26 Mar 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has now unveiled measures to support self-employed workers who have been hit financially by the coronavirus. 

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Government considers Statutory Self-Employment Pay

24 Mar 2020

The government is considering introducing Statutory Self-Employment Pay, following pressure from many who fear the current lockdown to stem the...

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Coronavirus: What employers need to know (webinar)

19 Mar 2020

ON-DEMAND | As the true impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic becomes apparent, employers are facing...

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IR35 reforms postponed until April 2021

18 Mar 2020

Changes to the IR35 off-payroll working rules in the private sector have been delayed by 12 months in response to...

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Bolt driver to bring employment status case

16 Mar 2020

A driver is bringing an employment status case against taxi-hailing company Bolt after he was expelled from its platform for...

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Coronavirus: Support planned for self-isolators who don’t qualify for sick pay

6 Mar 2020

The government is drawing up plans to offer financial support to people who are self-isolating but who do not qualify...

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IR35: Surely blanket bans are not the answer?

3 Mar 2020

Rather than run the risk of being caught out by the extension of off-payroll working rules to the private sector,...

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IR35 review: changes will go ahead in April

27 Feb 2020

Despite intense lobbying to delay their introduction, the government has confirmed that changes to IR35 rules in the private sector...

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Eamonn Holmes defeated at IR35 tax tribunal

25 Feb 2020

Television presenter Eamonn Holmes could face a tax bill of up to £250,000 after an IR35 tax tribunal ruled he...

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HMRC announces minor delay to IR35 changes

7 Feb 2020

HM Revenue and Customs has announced a slight delay to the off-payroll working rule changes that come into effect on...

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Lords launches IR35 inquiry as freelancer confidence ‘plummets’

6 Feb 2020

A House of Lords select committee is to scrutinise the extension of IR35 rules to the private sector, just two...

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One in three employees say their job is ‘low quality’

4 Feb 2020

Research published today shows that 36% of UK employees report having a “low-quality” job.
Analysis of the Household Longitudinal Study...

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Recruiters push for IR35 reform delay to avoid ‘damaging’ growth

21 Jan 2020

Recruitment firms are pressing for the government to delay introducing private sector IR35 tax changes until 2021, which they say...

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IR35 review ‘will not change legislation’

9 Jan 2020

The government will not consider changes to legislation as part of its review into new IR35 tax rules, it has...

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