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Budget 2020- Impact on UK Contractor Workforce

According to a report by Stastisa published back in December 2019, the number of zero-hour contract workers in the UK rose up from 225 thousand people in 2000 to around 896 thousand people in 2019. The stats clearly show how the job scenario in the U...


Agency Workers Regulations

Agency Workers Regulations came into force on 1st October 2011, providing agency workers with the same basic working conditions as that of an employee in a workplace, provided they have completed an official period of 12 weeks in the job. However, th...


Cycle To Work Scheme

The Cycle to Work scheme was initiated by the UK Government to promote healthier journeys to work, to make healthier lifestyle choices and reduce environmental pollution. It’s already been 21 years since the cycle to work scheme was introduced - an...


Holiday Pay and Sick Pay

In January 2009, it was ruled by the European Court of Justice that workers are entitled to accrue statutory minimum holiday entitlement while on sick leave or can carry it forward to another year. If an employee takes a holiday leave as sick leave, ...


The Nursing Agency VAT Concession

If you are a health professional -a Nurse- who is staffed by a recruitment agency then you must be aware of the nursing agency VAT Concession. HMRC has confirmed that the nursing agency VAT exemption does not apply to Umbrella Companies. This is ...


Off-Payroll working in the private Sector from April 2020

Legislation will be introduced on 6th April 2020 to extend the application of the off-payroll rules that apply where the end client is a public sector body to engagements and is a medium or large public sector end client. Off-payroll working for inte...


Key Information Document for Recruiters and Umbrellas

The new regulation- 13A of the Conduct Recruitment Agencies will take effect from 6th April 2020. From April 2020, all agency workers will issue Key Information Document before agreeing their terms with employment businesses. So the first thing the a...


Preparing for IR35 Reform - Off Payroll

What is IR35? IR35 is a legislation introduced in 2000 that prevents individuals from setting up as a company to avoid tax and National Insurance contributions. IR35 is designed to ensure that the contractors working via limited company are working ...


IR35- The Deemed Payment

The IR35 rules are anti-avoidance rules designed to tackle what the taxman perceives as disguising employment status by providing services via an intermediary to avoid employment taxes and National Insurance contributions. IR35 legislation came i...


Employment Intermediaries: Travel Expense Guidance

If you are an employer and have appointed an employee there are various expenses to be taken care of. Here, we will talk about travel expenses. As an employer it is your duty to pay your employee travel costs, there are certain tax, National Insuranc...