Temporary workforce

Addison Lee drivers are workers says Court of Appeal

In the latest victory for gig economy workers, the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by hired driving company Addison Lee.

Cadbury’s call to exclude umbrellas could ‘shut down’ industry

An MP has called for changes to the Finance Bill which would, if approved, effectively shut down the UK umbrella industry.

Public sector, Social care 14 April 2021

SSGC launches WLTS to deliver ex-service personnel to businesses

Specialist security guard provider SSGC has launched a new initiative to deliver temporary labour and recruitment services to businesses.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 12-16 APRIL 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Bowler Bentley Recruitment, Major Recruitment

Public sector, Life sciences 12 April 2021

Amend off-payroll reforms says Parliamentary group

A Parliamentary inquiry on how contracting and freelance working should operate in the UK has called for the off-payroll rules that came into effect on 6 April to be amended.

9 April 2021

New dawn or stormy seas for new IR35 off-payroll working rules?

The controversial IR35 self-employed taxation rules being rolled out today are undermining the sector at the “worst possible time”.

Transport & logistics 6 April 2021

Rubicon crosses over to employee ownership and new name change

Dorset’s Rubicon Recruitment Group has become employee-owned, giving its 30 employees (pictured) ownership of 100% of the business through an Employee Ownership Trust.

6 April 2021

HMRC report finds most education institutions aren’t prepared for IR35 reforms

More than three-quarters of education sites do not feel prepared for the off-payroll reforms taking effect on 6 April.

Public sector, Education 31 March 2021

FINANCIALS: Gattaca reveals Covid impact in interim report

STEM and contract recruiter Gattaca has today reported continuing net fee income of £21.1m in its interim results for the six months ended 31 January 2021 in the face of “encouraging signs of recovery” from the global pandemic slowdown of recruitment activity.

Life sciences, Engineering 31 March 2021

Sponsored: How IR35 Change is to Impact UK Businesses and How Staffing Firms Can Address their Concerns

IR35 – What is it about the regulation?

IR35, commonly referred to as ‘Intermediaries Regulation’ and ‘off-payroll working rules’, governs the tax status of contractors that provide services through intermediaries such as Personal Services Company (PSC). This HMRC designed legislation assesses whether the contractor is genuine or a ‘disguised employee’ operating as a contractor for tax evasion.

25 March 2021

Viewpoint: A risky business?

Think carefully about offering IR35 support services

23 March 2021

Umbrella firms accused of withholding holiday pay from contractors in BBC programme

Allegations that some umbrella companies are wrongly withholding holiday pay from contractors have surfaced this past weekend.

22 March 2021

New ruling guarantees Uber drivers NLW, holiday pay and benefits

All 70,000 of Uber’s UK drivers will be guaranteed a minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions, the company has announced.

Transport & logistics, HR 17 March 2021

Do your due diligence for new IR35 off-payroll rules urges FCSA CEO

Recruitment agencies are warned to re-examine their preferred supplier lists of umbrella companies and “do your due diligence” as the new IR35 Off-Payroll rules come into force in less than a month, the CEO of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has urged.

15 March 2021

UK-based Linum Consult helps source temp contractors for Baltic rail project

UK-based global recruiter Linum Consult has joined forced with Brunel Energy Europe BV to source the temporary talent behind a key European high-speed rail project.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 15-19 MARCH 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: ERSG, Haystack, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, Momenta, The Big Issue

Spring Budget expected to show businesses road to recovery

Pre-Budget news reports say that an extension to the furlough scheme, a rise in corporation tax, a new round of grants for the self-employed and a £5bn fund to help hospitality and retail outlets are among the provisions anticipated for the Spring Budget, set to be announced this afternoon.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 3 March 2021

Recruiting temps in Germany brings new problems post-Brexit with licences being revoked

Some British recruiters providing temporary workers to employers in Germany have had their licences to do so revoked by the German Federal Employment Agency, following the UK’s exit from the European Union, a German lawyer says.

2 March 2021

FCSA calls on government to give more protection to contingent workers

The FCSA has requested ahead of the March Budget that the government increase resources to protect contingent workers from being exploited by non-compliant companies.

24 February 2021

HMRC considering another appeal against Loose Woman presenter Adams’ IR35 tribunal ruling

HM Revenue & Customs will decide by the end of the week if it will appeal an upper-tier tribunal ruling last week that upheld radio and TV presenter Kaye Adams’s claim over her employment status.
 

Creative/Digital/Media 24 February 2021

Uber ruling ‘serves as wake-up call’ to organisations

A UK Supreme Court ruling last week that found Uber drivers were workers and not self-employed “throws ‘inside IR35’ into chaos”.

23 February 2021

REC to seek more details from Adecco and PMP Recruitment over Amazon allegations

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) said today [22 February 2021] that they will be seeking “further detail” from PMP Recruitment and Adecco about alleged poor working conditions and contracts for agency workers at online retail giant Amazon.

Retail, Transport & logistics 22 February 2021

Uber drivers ruling will disrupt business world, say experts

The ruling that Uber’s 60,000 drivers can be legally classified as workers will send shockwaves around the business world. 

Transport & logistics 22 February 2021

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Orka Technology Group, The Curve Group

All-party parliamentary group accuses HMRC of breaching Civil Service Code

As April’s implementation of IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules gets closer, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has found itself back at the centre of a controversy this week.

18 February 2021
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