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HMRC slaps tax fine on Home Office for wrong IR35 assessments

HM Revenue & Customs has been busy dishing out penalties for unpaid tax due to wrong off-payroll workers’ status.

Public sector 30 July 2021

FINANCIALS: Staffline expects revenues and GP to increase

Recruitment and training group Staffline expects its H1 2021 revenues to reach £450.7m, an increase of 4.7% from the same period last year.

DWP owes £88m in off-payroll errors due to HMRC CEST

The Department for Work and Pensions has found itself owing HM Revenue & Customs nearly £88m for “historic errors” in assessing tax liability for DWP off-payroll workers over the period 2017-21.

Public sector 28 July 2021

Labour Party plans to create single ‘worker’ status

Labour has announced plans to give people security in employment with the creation of a single ‘worker’ status.

27 July 2021

Grocery delivery firm Beelivery to create 50,000 UK jobs

An on-demand grocery delivery business has announced that it is aiming to recruit 50,000 people across the UK, according to news site Bdaily News.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 19-23 JULY 2021

This week’s new launches include: Consult Energy, Red Diamond Recruitment, Spencer Ogden, TheJobApp

Sales, Oil & gas/Energy 19 July 2021

GLAA operation rescues three from hand car wash in Liverpool

Three potential victims of modern slavery and labour exploitation have been rescued during a raid by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) at a hand car wash (pictured).

Redwigwam scoops contract to provide 10,000 flexible workers

As demand surges for flexible workers across the UK, Liverpool-headquartered Redwigwam has won a contract to provide 10,000 temporary staff.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 21-25 JUNE 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beamery, Major Recruitment, The Access Group

NEW TO THE MARKET: 7-11 JUNE 2021

This week’s new launches include: Checks Direct, Encore Personnel, Sama

IT/Telecoms, HR 8 June 2021

Industry hopeful for changes to curb unregulated umbrella companies

Amendments tabled to the Finance Bill that would either “curb or kill” umbrella companies could be discussed today [24 May 2021] as the Bill reaches the Report Stage.

24 May 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 17-21 MAY 2021

This week’s appointments include: Heidrick & Struggles, Laurence Simons Search, WLTS

Life sciences, Legal 21 May 2021

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
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