Legislation

ARC’s letter to MPs draws attention to IR35

The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has written to MPs, pointing out what it regards as the most important anomalies in HM Revenue & Customs’ approach to the application of IR35 rules following amendments to the Finance Bill last week.

27 March 2017

Latest ruling highlights shortcomings in ‘gig’ label

The employment rights of gig economy workers have been thrust back into the spotlight after an employment tribunal’s ruling last week that a self-employed courier for the ground transport company Excel was actually “a worker”.

27 March 2017

Recruiters warned against ‘unscrupulous’ tax avoidance scheme

Recruiters have been warned to give a scheme claiming to avoid tax using job boards and loyalty points paid by a third party a wide berth or risk facing big penalties.

Staffing fears for certain sectors as Brexit edges closer

The UK’s hospitality, manufacturing and transport sectors will be hardest hit, should limits on the movement of European Union and non-EU workers be imposed in the wake of the UK leaving the EU.

Industry bodies welcome IR35 amendment

Bodies representing recruiters, umbrella employers and accountancy providers have welcomed an amendment to the Finance Bill, laid before Parliament yesterday, that passes ultimate liability of working out whether IR35 applies back to public sector hirers.

21 March 2017

Recruiters welcome chancellor’s U-turn

Recruiters have given a cautious welcome to the chancellor’s U-turn on an increase in National Insurance Contributions for the self employed.

16 March 2017
Phillip Hammond

Recruiters slam Hammond's NI rate hike

Recruiters have criticised Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget for failing to support Britain’s business owners and entrepreneurs, and damaging future job creation. 

14 March 2017

Recruiters urged to secure indemnity from clients to protect against discrimination claims

Recruiters have been urged to secure an indemnity from clients protecting them from prosecution against discrimination claims following a landmark ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) today.

14 March 2017

PM’s NI hike delay welcomed by FCSA

The prime minister has announced a delay on implementing an increase in National Insurance for the self-employed until the autumn.

10 March 2017

Praise and dismay from recruitment bodies over Budget

Recruitment trade bodies have given a mixed response to yesterday's Spring Budget Statement.

9 March 2017

Fraudster carries on charging for fake jobs

A fraudster found to have conned jobseekers out of thousands of pounds as part of a recruitment scam is continuing to charge for non-existent jobs.

6 March 2017

HMRC comes under fire from providers

HM Revenue & Customs’ new Employment Status Service (ESS) tool to determine the IR35 status of public sector contractors has come under fire from contractor service providers.

3 March 2017
Legal scales

British Gas ruling will hit recruitment agencies

The Supreme Court has refused British Gas the right to appeal a ruling concerning holiday pay that is set to have far reaching consequences for recruitment agencies.

28 February 2017
HMRC

HMRC hits back at criticism surrounding its IR35 support

HM Revenue & Customs has hit back following criticism from recruiters late last week over confusion created around April’s changes to the tax status of interims and contractors working in the public sector.

Public sector 27 February 2017
HMRC

Confusion reigns ahead of public sector IR35 changes

Confusion and uncertainty reign ahead of rule changes to the tax status of interims and contractors working in the public sector.

24 February 2017
Legal scales

Get recruitment fees nailed down to avoid legal disputes, lawyer warns recruiters

An employment lawyer is warning agency recruiters to ensure terms of business with clients are as watertight as possible due to a spike in disputes over recruitment fees over the last 12 months.

21 February 2017

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