Flexible working – the end of the 9-5?
November 5, 2018

Study reveals employees want flexible working arrangements Can my business offer flexible working? – whats the legal stance, benefits and potential…

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Autumn Budget 2018
October 29, 2018

On Monday 29 October 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, delivered the Autumn Budget. The Budget was brought forward…

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BYOD (Bring your own device) to work – the good, the bad and the ugly?
October 24, 2018

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) commissioned a survey to be conducted by YouGov to identify how many workers use their own…

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HMRC’s access to audit files rejected under Schedule 36
October 19, 2018

HMRC wanted to access audit papers as part of their tax investigation and issued a third party notice to the auditor…

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Statistics don’t lie – Employment tribunal claims triple
October 3, 2018

single claim receipts increase by 165% multiple claim receipts increase by 344% The Ministry of Justice has published their quarterly (April…

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HMRC contractor successfully claims for holiday pay
September 25, 2018

HMRC changed a contractor’s contract without notification HMRC didn’t grant the contractor agency worker rights, namely holiday pay Out of court…

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HMRC – the tax authority that cannot advise when an arrangement constitutes tax avoidance
September 14, 2018

Spotlight 45 updated after only 3 weeks HMRC cannot advise on which schemes to avoid Spotlight 45 HMRC has recently published…

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Right to work, right to an appeal: Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Dominos Pizza
September 12, 2018

An employee failed to provide documentation proving his right to work in the UK despite several reminders. The worker did have…

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Employers beware – should a disciplinary hearing take place when a companion is unavailable?
September 11, 2018

What should an employer do when the employee’s companion is not available to attend a disciplinary meeting?  Ambiguity and major concerns…

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Tribunal shows HMRC the red card over referee employment status
September 7, 2018

HMRC believed referees were employed by PGMOL. Tribunal rules that referees are not employed as there is lack of control and…

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