Uber drivers “not self-employed”, Supreme Court rules

Ride-hailing giant Uber must pay its workforce at least the legal minimum wage and holiday pay after a Supreme Court ruled that its drivers are “not self-employed”.

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CJRS: Deadline for November claims fast approaching

Claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for November must be submitted no later than 14 December 2020, it has been cautioned.

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COVID-19: Time is running out to make November furlough claims

Businesses have just days left to make a claim for staff furloughed in November, with the deadline ending on 14‌‌‌ ‌‌December 2020.

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HMRC receives almost 55,000 tax relief claims for working from home

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has received 54,800 tax relief claims from individuals for working from home using a new online portal.

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Automatic enrolment easements to be lifted from January, regulator reveals

Pension flexibilities afforded to employers throughout the coronavirus pandemic will be removed from 01 January 2021, it has been revealed.

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Government launches £2 billion Kickstart employment scheme to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs

The Government has launched the landmark £2 billion Kickstart employment scheme, which is set to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for young people.

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HMRC confirms unused Employment Allowance can be used to reduce other tax costs

Employers who delay their Employment Allowance claim and have unused Employment Allowance available at the end of the tax year “can use this to reduce other tax costs”, it has been confirmed.

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Two in five businesses expect to make redundancies this year

According to the latest research, two in five businesses expect to make redundancies this year.

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COVID-19 – Almost one in three businesses ‘expect redundancies’ according to the latest research

Almost one in three businesses (29 per cent) expect to make redundancies in the next three months, according to the latest research from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Totaljobs.

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IR35: Off-payroll working rules to go ahead in April 2021

Major changes to the off-payroll working rules will go ahead in April 2021, it has been confirmed.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the next steps

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the furlough scheme, was recently extended until October, with no changes until August. But what happens next with the scheme?

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More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage in 2019

More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in 2019, according to a recent study.

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COVID-19: The impact on company car benefit in kind

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people in the UK are now working from home or have been placed on furlough leave, meaning that they are not using their employer-provided company car. But what is the impact on the benefit

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IR35: House of Lords committee calls for reform of off-payroll working rules

A House of Lords committee report that is reviewing the planned changes to the IR35 off-payroll working rules has called for a reform of the rules, stating that there are ‘inherent flaws’ in the legislation.

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COVID-19: Government to cover employer NICs and pension contributions of furloughed workers

The Government has announced that it will cover employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and pension contributions of furloughed workers.

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