Employment Status: self-employed or worker?

Employment Status: self-employed or worker?

There has been a great deal of publicity recently relating to employment status, particularly of those who are working in the gig economy. Taxi drivers, delivery drivers and many others have been working on the basis that they are self-employed and therefore they have...
Termination Payments

Termination Payments

The manner in which termination payments are to be treated for tax and NI contributions have been under scrutiny. The rules are changing for any termination payments after the 6th April 2018. There will be further changes in April 2019. There will now be significant...
The End of Fit for Work Assessments

The End of Fit for Work Assessments

The Government has closed the Fit for Work assessment service, with effect from 31st March 2018 due to low referral rates. Employers, employees and GPs can continue to use the Fit for Work helpline and also the website for workplace health advice and support on...
National Living Wage Increases

National Living Wage Increases

Employers will shortly be feeling the effects of not only greater pension contributions for their employees but also the requirement to pay the higher National Living Wage from 6th April. Over 25s are entitled to £7.83 per hour, 21-24s  to £5.90, 18-20s to £4.20 and...