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The Government has announced an extra £3.5 billion in funding to remove flammable cladding from residential buildings, but a shortage of contractors to carry out the work means people will be living in potentially unsafe homes for years to come, says Nigel Glen from the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA).
Companies are not required to have a legal register. However, if they are operating in areas in which compliance with a wide range of rules and regulations is necessary, it is difficult to see how they could meet their obligations without a proper system in place. Paul Clarke explains what a legal register is and how it can be a practical tool that improves efficiency and helps to reduce costly mistakes.
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.