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April 2020 employment law changes: eight tasks for HR

Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....

Company car drivers offered tax relief during coronavirus lockdown

3 Apr 2020

Employees with company cars who are unable to use them because of the current lockdown are to be granted some...

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Self isolation

What you need to know about furlough

27 Mar 2020

Employment lawyer Helen Farr explores the ins and outs of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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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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Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

12 Mar 2020

Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement...

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Budget 2020: Coronavirus sick pay to be covered for SMEs

11 Mar 2020

The chancellor of the exchequer has announced £7 billion of extraordinary measures to help support businesses and individuals who will...

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Budget 2020: Coronavirus help ‘not enough’ to avoid hardship

11 Mar 2020

Measures announced in the Budget today will make it easier for workers’ to self-isolate if they suspect they have the...

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Budget 2020: National living wage to hit 66% median earnings by 2024

11 Mar 2020

The Low Pay Commission has been tasked ensuring that the national living wage reaches two-thirds of median earnings by 2024....

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Top 10 HR questions February 2020: Coronavirus and right-to-work checks

3 Mar 2020

How to respond to the risk of the spread of coronavirus is the subject of February’s most popular FAQs.
Employers...

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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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What does IR35 mean for background screening?

3 Mar 2020

When it comes to the upcoming changes to IR35 legislation, worker status should not be the only thing on employers’ minds.

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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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IR35 will force out half of contractor workforce

12 Feb 2020

Half of contractors plan to leave clients in the next eight weeks thanks to changes to the IR35 ‘off-payroll’ rules...

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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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