There are few people in this world who are more autonomous than football referees. Controlling the beautiful game, sometimes to the frustration of one team or another, the ref is the authority and calls the shots until the final whistle blows. Even the video ref is a referee with comprehensive power to exercise judgment. Yes…
He’s “not self employed”, therefore he must be “a worker” said the Court of Appeal, in the recent Pimlico Plumber case. In reaching this decision, the hare has been set loose and the HMRC hounds will soon follow. If the plumber is a worker HMRC may consider that he should have been paid on a…
Recruitment has always been about matching a person to a role and then making it happen in the most efficient and productive way. In the early days the only issue to consider, apart from getting the right person for the job, was securing fees. Whilst that will always remain the primary objective, obtaining fees now…
The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) welcomes the cautious approach adopted by the Chancellor in his budget today in relation to imposition of the public sector tax rules (commonly known as IR35) on the private sector and in further considering employment practices following Matthew Taylor’s report earlier this year.
In a recent decision, Tillman (T) v Egon Zehnder Ltd (EZ), the Court of Appeal refused to enforce a ‘non-compete’ clause in an ex-employee’s contract, on the grounds that the clause was too wide and therefore amounted to an unlawful restraint of trade.
A new global report has revised the estimated number of victims of modern slavery worldwide upwards, from 21m to 40m. Around 10,000 victims are thought to be living in the UK.
What impact would the proposed extension of the “IR35” off-payroll rules to the private sector have on your business?
IR35 and the “off payroll rules” are once again hitting the headlines, with HMRC giving its biggest indication yet that the rules may be extended to the private sector.
Webinar: November 2017 – Plugging the gaps – common problems with agency contracts and how to resolve them
This webinar will focus on contracts that recruiters have in place with hirers, whether a recruiters own terms, or those drafted by a hirer or RPO, and some of the common problems we see with these agreements which could result in future liability or lost fee, and steps that can be taken to address these matters and offer greater protection.
From a quick message to a family member whilst at work all the way to the Upper Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights: the latest ruling on privacy rights should be a reminder to all employers that monitoring their employees’ communications is a risky business.
The Criminal Finances Act 2017, which comes fully into effect on 30 September 2017, introduces new corporate offences for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, both in the UK and abroad.