Following the chancellor’s announcement last week on further adjustments to the coronavirus support schemes available to businesses, which includes extending the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) to the end of March 2021
“The recent furore over HMRC guidance that draws umbrella companies into scope of new IR35 rules may have died down, but the problem hasn’t gone away”
The announcement in March that the new IR35 off payroll rules would be delayed until April 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic came with a huge sigh of relief for many in recruitment.
Following on from industry objections, HMRC has now issued a statement regarding its intended application of the new IR35 Off Payroll Rules set to apply from April 2021.
Ending the employment of an individual can be a stressful time, requiring tough decisions, information gathering, following applicable processes and, of course, the delivery of unwelcome news.
Umbrella companies have always operated at the lower end of the contractor supply chain employing workers who provide services either direct or through an agency to a hirer.
New client insolvency legislation recently introduced may have a significant impact on the ability of a recruitment business to terminate its supply of staff on the grounds of a client starting an insolvency process.
Last week the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that from the 1st November the government will put in place a new Job Support Scheme.
Whether workers have been working throughout the pandemic or are now beginning to return to the workplace, maintaining health and safety is of crucial importance. Government has issued specific guidance that employers should follow to ensure safety in the workplace, but who is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of a PAYE temp?
As part of the government’s proposals to protect jobs following the effects of coronavirus, they have introduced a Job Retention Bonus, to encourage employers to retain staff following the end of the furlough scheme on the 31st October 2020.