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IR35: Will the private sector learn the hard way?

Aspects of the IR35 tax legislation have proved unpopular and many are anxious about its roll out for private sector organisations next year.

IR35: HMRC’s defence of status tool is like ‘climate change denial’

23 May 2019

Campaigners have accused HM Revenue & Customs of acting in a manner “akin to climate change denial” in its defence...

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Amazon offers workers thousands to set up own delivery businesses

14 May 2019

Amazon is offering its employees thousands of pounds in funding to set up independent delivery businesses.
The company has said...

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‘Extend whistleblowing protections in line with new EU law’

16 Apr 2019

The government is being urged to adopt new EU whistleblowing legislation, to avoid the risk of UK whistleblowers being left behind.

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A return-to-work model for workers without OH? A personal perspective

5 Apr 2019

Now making a full recovery following his heart operation before Christmas, Nic Paton’s experience of being in hospital and post-operative...

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IR35 in the private sector: what constitutes ‘reasonable care’?

25 Mar 2019

The government has recently published a consultation paper with its proposals to extend off-payroll working rules to the private sector....

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Courts should fast-track gig economy cases: Frank Field

25 Mar 2019

The exploitation of workers must be tackled quickly and effectively, MP Frank Field has recommended in a new report critical of the length of time cases are taking.

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HMRC reveals private sector off-payroll working changes

6 Mar 2019

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has unveiled a series of reforms to off-payroll working in the private sector, following...

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Deliveroo and Uber Eats face questions over worker black market

7 Jan 2019

The way that Deliveroo and Uber Eats engage their riders and drivers’ has come under fresh scrutiny after claims emerged...

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Budget 2018: IR35 changes extended to the private sector

29 Oct 2018

The changes to IR35 regulations will be extended to the private sector, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has confirmed in...

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How digital trends are changing the role of HR (webinar)

19 Sep 2018

ON DEMAND | Not a day goes by without a news story highlighting the impact of digital technology on people’s jobs, but how...

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U-turn on tax cut for self-employed

7 Sep 2018

The Treasury has announced that it will not abolish Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs), a policy the Conservative party...

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Gig professionals on the rise and HR likes it

5 Sep 2018

Global research into the use of contingent workers – those professionals engaged in the so-called gig economy – shows that...

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IR35 changes have ‘seriously damaged’ the NHS

22 Jun 2018

Changes to self-employment tax rules have “seriously damaged” the NHS and the public sector, according to research by the Association...

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Union wins go ahead for Deliveroo collective bargaining case

15 Jun 2018

A High Court judge today granted permission for Deliveroo couriers to challenge a previous ruling that they could not be...

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