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IR35 changes will go ahead in April 2021

The changes to off-payroll working rules in the private sector, known as IR35, will go ahead in April 2021 after...

CIPD Festival of Work: Not all gig economy work is bad

15 Jun 2020

Drawing narrow comparisons between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ types of work does nothing to help precarious workers, according to a panel...

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Second support grant available for self-employed workers

1 Jun 2020

The government will offer self-employed workers a second and final grant in August, it has been confirmed.
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California sues Uber and Lyft over driver benefits

6 May 2020

The state of California is suing the ride-hailing technology companies Uber and Lyft for failing to provide benefits and protections...

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European court issues worker status clarification in Yodel case

1 May 2020

The European Court of Justice has provided some clarification around how ‘worker’ status is defined under EU law, but has...

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House of Lords: IR35 ‘riddled with problems’

27 Apr 2020

The IR35 rules are ’riddled with problems, unfairnesses, and unintended consequences’, according to a House of Lords committee.

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

30 Mar 2020

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.

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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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