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.

HR implications of the PM’s roadmap

19 March 2021

Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, details the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of England’s lockdown and the HR implications of it.

Inside or outside? IR35 is here

18 March 2021

As IR35 extends to the private sector, we look at what this means for businesses that will be recruiting (including those from outside the UK), and how they need to set-up their systems to manage anyone inside or outside of IR35.

A failure to tackle Covid in the workplace?

17 March 2021

As arguments continue on whether Covid secure measures have gone far enough, Paul Clarke considers a recent report from the Institute for Employment Rights that pulls no punches.

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).