Freelance workers

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

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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IR35: Review into off-payroll working changes launched

7 Jan 2020

The government has launched a review into changes to IR35 off-payroll working rules just three months before their planned introduction...

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Top 10 HR questions November 2019: IR35, Christmas parties and PILON

3 Dec 2019

Pending a review announced by chancellor Sajid Javid, reforms to the IR35 rules are due to be extended to the...

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Conservatives would review IR35, claims Sajid Javid

2 Dec 2019

Although not in the manifesto, the chancellor now says the Conservatives would review the IR35 rules ahead of their introduction to the private sector next year.

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TUPE: Do employers need to consider ‘workers’?

28 Nov 2019

The legal distinction between employee and worker usually focuses on rights such as leave and pay, but what happens in...

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Two-fifths of UK workers opt for flexible or temporary work

20 Nov 2019

Two-fifths of Britons have turned to agency work, contracting or freelancing during their careers, suggesting a continued shift away from...

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Minimum wage pledges will benefit the wrong people

15 Nov 2019

Increases in the national minimum wage pledged in the general election could be a “gamble” and will inadvertently benefit middle-...

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Gig workers should be able to form unions, says EU commissioner

25 Oct 2019

The European Union’s competition commissioner has said that gig workers should be able to “team up” to form unions.

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Musicians call for better freelance protections from sexual harassment

23 Oct 2019

The Musicians’ Union is campaigning for stronger protections from sexual harassment and discrimination after almost half of members surveyed said...

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How to manage employees with ‘side hustles’

22 Oct 2019

More and more people are taking on “side hustles” in addition to their main job. But while supporting side hustles...

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IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

16 Oct 2019

Recent decisions by major employers such as Barclays and Lloyds to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in...

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Gig economy: Uber launches on-demand jobs app ‘Works’

3 Oct 2019

Uber Technologies has launched a new app to put casual workers in touch with employers trying to fill vacant shifts....

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Recruitment firms anxious about no-deal Brexit

2 Oct 2019

As Boris Johnson prepares to put proposals for a new deal to the EU, research has shown that 87% of...

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Gig economy: Royal Mail’s eCourier drivers to strike over employment status

26 Sep 2019

Drivers and riders working for eCourier, a same-day delivery service owned by Royal Mail Group, have voted for strike action,...

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