New rules re termination payments

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The Government isn’t introvert in its message about needing to be tighter in the way it manages and collects tax. Under the label of “simplifications” and “removing unfairness from the system” it is raising taxes by revising the rules for tax on lump sum payments to employees.  You need to login …

New hazardous waste rules

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In January 2016 the Government quietly announced that it was planning to make hazardous waste disposal simpler. Under the previous requirements a business that produced more than 500kg of hazardous waste had to be registered with the Environment Agency (EA). Since 1 April 2016 this condition has been dropped. Because of …

VAT mistakes and the HMRC

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We all make mistakes, and when it comes to VAT returns, despite our best efforts, mistakes can still happen. Obviously we want to be as accurate as possible, correct the mistakes and avoid fines. But what is the best way to do that? You need to login to view the rest …

HR & Employment Law update January 2016

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No changes to a number of key statutory rates Exit payments for public sector workers (from Spring 2016) EU referendum (2017) Data protection framework (2018) Employer provided living accommodation Surrogacy Legal highs Modern slavery helpline This content is for premium members. Not a member yet? You can join from free and upgrade your …

HR & Employment Law Update: February 2016

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Changes in zero hours contracts Reminder re accommodation checks The national living wage Financial penalties for failure to pay tribunal awards Checking for disqualified directors Premium content. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Nearly 1/2 of sites below required standards

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A recent campaign by the HSE campaign on a number of sites shows that nearly half of them fall below the required standard. 432 prohibition, 260 improvement and 983 ‘notifications of contravention’ notices were served. Here is what they are getting wrong… You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. …

Trade bodies challenging unfair terms

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The Department for Business Innovation and Skills is currently consulting on draft regulations to enhance the power of trade bodies in the UK to challenge unfair payment terms. The consultation is You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

New guidance about zero-hours contracts published

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(Free & Premium members) The Department for Business (BIS) has published guidance for employers about how zero-hours contracts should be used appropriately. The guidance provides examples of best practice, such as You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us