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There’s still a worrying lack of IR35 understanding and preparedness

More than two thirds (70%) of medium and large UK construction businesses are still not fully prepared for upcoming changes to the IR35 legislation, according to a survey by Randstad Construction, Property & Engineering (CPE).

Contributor: Owen Goodhead, Managing Director - Randstad Construction, Property and Engineering | Published: 1 February 2021

Domestic Abuse and home working: new guidance highlights vital employer role

Farrer & Co’s full Domestic Abuse Guidance for Employers can be accessed online. It is aimed at employers of all sizes and across sectors who are committed to creating safe workplaces and protecting their workers from all forms of abuse, and includes case study examples of senior employees affected by domestic abuse, who were able to receive help from their employers.

Contributor: Maria Strauss - Farrer & Co | Published: 8 October 2020

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 -, | 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