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IR35 review: Calls for employment rights class action mount

Unofficial strike begins 1 in 3 contractors walk away from unfair clients as 71% say that a fair IR35 assessment is more important than being outside IR35. Rserach shows 85% of contractors would consider joining a class action for employment rights as IR35 review does little to lift escalating pressure to take PAYE and umbrella options

Contributor: James Poyser, CEO of inniAccounts and Founder - offpayroll.org.uk, | Published: 8 March 2020

Free movement ends “new” points based system announced

Matthew Davies, partner and Head of Business Immigration at Midlands law firm Wright Hassall, responds to the Government’s announcement of post-Brexit immigration changes which ends free movement and brings EEA nationals within a “new” points based system by 2021.

Contributor: Matthew Davies, Partner and Head of Business Immigration -Wright Hassall, | Published: 21 February 2020

Will IR35 be a barrier to temporary talent?

Matt Weston, Managing Director, Robert Half UK commented: “Business leaders are concerned about the impending IR35 rules and its potential impact on the UK’s temporary talent pool, particularly as firms look for a blend of high performing temporary and permanent employees to pursue growth strategies in 2020.

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 28 November 2019

Should there be compassionate leave for death of pets?

44 percent of pet owners surveyed by Wamiz said they still find it extremely difficult to talk about a former pet’s death, whilst another 32 percent still find it a little difficult.  This is despite the fact that 65 percent of those surveyed lost their dog or cat more than a year ago.

Contributor: Emilie Heyl | Published: 21 November 2019

Half of UK dads experience discrimination accepting parental Leave

Pay and leave must be shared in the first year after the child is born or placed with the family. Shared parental leave can be taken in blocks separated by periods of work, or all in one go. Parents can also choose to be off work together or to stagger the leave and pay.

Contributor: Emma O’Leary | Published: 8 August 2019

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Legal profession urged to hold up mirror that reflects society

Sharing a platform with Dame Laura Cox, the former High Court judge and Christina Blacklaws, president of the Law Society, Coleman urged delegates to recognise that "consumers don't just need or want legal information, they want access to quality advice from a profession that reflects the society it serves."

Contributor: Jemima Coleman | Published: 7 July 2019

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UK should adopt EU whistleblower legislation

Protect, who advise whistleblowers on how to safely raise whistleblowing concerns, wants the government to keep its promise that workers won’t be affected negatively whatever happens with Brexit, and strengthen the protection of UK whistleblowers especially those currently not protected if they speak out on public interest concerns.

Contributor: Cathy James | Published: 15 May 2019