Monthly Archives: April 2014

HMRC v Reed

One of the UK’s largest employment agencies has been found liable for up to £158m of unpaid tax due on the salaries of thousands of temporary workers. The Upper Tribunal has backed an earlier judgment which found that PAYE and NICs should have been paid on the entirety of Reed’s employed temps’ salaries between 1998 […]

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New employment tribunal laws come into force today

The start of the new tax year sees the introduction of new rules aimed at further reducing the number of Employment Tribunals. This follows the introduction of tribunal fees last July which saw claims for unfair dismissal and other complaints against employers fall significantly. The government’s aim is to ensure that Employment Tribunals become the […]

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Female contractors on the rise

New official figures have shown that the number of females working as freelancers rose by 12% between the end of 2011 and the start of 2014, compared to only a 5% rise in male freelancers. An analysis of this data suggests that women are more likely to begin working for themselves due to increased flexibility, […]

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