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Why millions of self-employed can breathe a sigh of relief

It was becoming somewhat obvious that HMRC could not deliver on its promises by April 2024, with the very limited testing, together with significant problems, meant that this delay was inevitable.

Contributor: Andy Vessey ATT - Head of Tax at Kingsbridge | Published: 4 January 2023

Employers need to do more to meet challenges of the working population

Despite new levels of funding being promised by the Government, a report by Aon highlights that one in six UK workers will balance their jobs with caring responsibilities by 2040. Even the most far-reaching legislative proposals will fall short of fully meeting this growing challenge, meaning employers will need to do more.

Contributor: Mark Witte, Head of health and risk consulting - Aon | Published: 5 November 2021

Does the Chancellor’s extended wage protection and loan schemes go far enough?

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has welcomed the further support announced by the Chancellor to support businesses and viable jobs beyond 31st October,  but calls for further support on training.

Contributor: Tania Bowers, Legal Counsel and Head of Public Policy - APSCo | Published: 1 October 2020

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Many MPs risk losing seats over Off-Payroll (IR35)

Eighty-five MPs are at serious risk of losing their seats in Parliament at the next, possibly imminent General Election, if they do not back contractors over Government’s controversial plans to extend the Off-Payroll rules into the private sector, according to research conducted by contracting authority ContractorCalculator.

Contributor: Dave Chaplin | Published: 5 December 2018

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Autumn Budget comments roundup

“There’s no doubt that office-to-residential conversions have had a positive impact on the number of new homes being built so any simplification of this process is to be welcomed. Empty commercial deadwood is helping to regenerate local neighbourhoods around the UK and it’s a trend that needs to continue."

Contributor: Various | Published: 1 November 2018

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Government urged to set up fuel pump pricing watchdog

What we pay to fill up our cars vans and trucks isn’t regulated at all. And having no government overseer or impartial pricing body means that how, when and why forecourt prices rise, and fall remains a closely guarded secret. FairFuelUK along with hundreds of MPs and their constituents want this to change.

Contributor: Howard Cox | Published: 30 October 2018

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Government accused of “shielding dangerous employers from legal action”

Trade union Unite is accusing the government of using a bill due to return to the Commons this week, to shield employers who play ‘fast and loose’ with the safety of workers from having to pay compensation to those they injure. Contributor Howard Beckett.

Contributor: Howard Beckett | Published: 1 September 2018