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IR35 changes take effect in private sector

Changes to the off-payroll working rules – known as IR35 – take effect in the private sector today.

April 2021 employment law changes: five things for HR to do

6 Apr 2021

An annual update on the changes to employment law that are happening in April 2021 – IR35, national living wage, statutory pay rates...

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Deliveroo riders paid as little as £2ph, study alleges

26 Mar 2021

New study on riders' pay, strike action, investor criticism and Rashford talks mark bumpy run-up to Deliveroo flotation.

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Four in 10 firms unprepared for IR35

18 Mar 2021

A survey finds 38% of mid-sized organisations are not prepared for the changes to off-payroll working rules, which come in on 6 April 2021.

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IR35: An opportunity to rethink how skills are sourced?

16 Mar 2021

Organisations could see the preparation they have had to make for IR35 as a catalyst for rethinking where skills are sourced.

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Spain to be first in EU to give gig economy workers employee rights

12 Mar 2021

Platform workers to be given employee status while unions will be given the right to access algorithms used by gig firms.

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Deliveroo to pay drivers bonuses of up to £10,000

8 Mar 2021

Fast-food delivery giant Deliveroo has announced it is setting aside a £16 million ‘thank-you’ fund to reward its most loyal...

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Five employment law cases that will shape 2021

13 Jan 2021

Stephen Simpson looks at five important employment law cases that will grab the headlines in 2021, covering significant issues such...

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Half of firms yet to prepare for IR35 changes

12 Jan 2021

More than half of organisations that use contractors are yet to prepare for changes to the off-payroll working rules that...

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Gig economy: Just Eat offers couriers better terms

9 Dec 2020

Food delivery company Just Eat has announced it will offer couriers pay by the hour rather than per job in...

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Self-employment surge driven by tight jobs market

19 Nov 2020

There has been a surge in solo self-employment with many taking the option not because there were appealing business opportunities, but because they'd lost their job.

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California votes to preserve Uber and Lyft drivers’ gig status

9 Nov 2020

In a less commented upon US ballot, California last week voted to exempt Uber and Lyft drivers from being classified as employees.

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Uber sued for ‘automated’ dismissals

27 Oct 2020

In the first legal challenge of its kind, former Uber drivers in the UK and Portugal are suing the taxi-hailing...

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Most firms support tighter employment laws, poll finds

27 Oct 2020

Almost two-thirds (64%) of businesses would support tightening employment laws to prevent worker exploitation.
This is according to a poll...

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University workers’ job fears over Covid-19 exposure

28 Sep 2020

Academic staff on precarious contracts fear they could lose their jobs if they refuse to teach at university face to face.

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