Environmental taxes — do they work?

22 March 2021

John Barwise considers the latest summary of UK environmental tax measures published by the National Audit Office (NAO) and assesses their impact on businesses.

IR35 and the transport sector: new self-employment rules

19 March 2021

On 6 April 2021, new rules (IR35) come into force aiming to prevent tax avoidance by off-payroll workers claiming to be self-employed when they are better classed as “employed” and clamping down on companies who avoid employment legislation by hiring such workers. Here Richard Smith discusses the implications of these new rules for companies using self-employed or agency staff in the transport industry.

Alternatives to redundancy — suggestions

17 March 2021

In this article, Stuart Chamberlain, Croner-i author and employment law consultant, outlines alternatives to redundancy for employers such as the Government's Job Retention Scheme (“Furlough”), while managing a pandemic such as the coronavirus (Covid-19).

How to furlough employees from November 2020 onwards

12 March 2021

In March 2020, the Government announced its plans for financial assistance to help employers retain employees for an extended period of time through the Job Retention Scheme (furlough). This guide explores what employers need to know for furloughing employees from November 2020 onwards.

Concessions for Transport Operators During Covid-19

8 March 2021

In order to cope with the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and maintain essential transport, a number of relaxations have been made by the Government. The Senior Traffic Commissioner has also published a set of temporary updates to certain of the existing Statutory Documents that provide guidance to Traffic Commissioners when dealing with regulatory issues. These relaxations apply to England, Scotland and Wales only, as the arrangements for Northern Ireland are devolved.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

5 March 2021

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.