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In this "landmark" ruling, the employment tribunal ruled that a group of couriers were not independent contractors, as Hermes had claimed, but were in fact workers who should be entitled to essential workers' rights.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 10:24

Employees – they aren’t really are they?

Recently two cases occurred where “employees” have sought clarification from employment tribunals of their actual status. In both cases, based on the facts not the paperwork, the tribunals have found the claimants were workers not subcontractors.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 09:28

HMRC Vows To Crack Down On Use Of Freelance Jobs

In relation to staff used for freelance jobs, a specialist HMRC team will target employers suspected of avoiding national insurance.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
You need to take on a new person its cheaper to call them self employed saving national insurance and making them responsible for their own taxes. But are they really and will HMRC or an employment tribunal agree with you.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 17:00

Sole Trader or Limited Company?

Have you considered what trading entity you will use for your new business ?
Published in Accountancy & Tax
I am bringing it to your attention as I think everyone who employs subcontractors should be aware of the worker status and the rights and obligations which extend to people who are in this intermediate category between an employee and a genuine self-employed contractor.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll