Are you prepared for an Employment Agency Standards (EAS) inspection?

EAS enforces the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (‘the Regulations’) and is conducting an increased level of inspection, both on a routine basis and in respect of complaints, and routine checks. What does an inspection involve and if inspected, would your business comply with key elements of the Regulations? Businesses can […]

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Options when a client can’t or won’t pay?

Company insolvencies are reported by the Insolvency Service to be at their highest levels since the 2009 financial crisis. Recruitment businesses may be worried about the risk of hirer insolvency or financial difficulty. Where does a business stand if a hirer client is still trading but can’t or won’t pay, and are there steps that can be taken to improve the prospect of recovery?

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What is IR35?

IR35 is the common name given to tax legislation which affects how individuals working through PSCs or other intermediaries are taxed. The actual legislation can be found in Chapters 8 & 10 of Part 2 of the Income Tax earnings and pensions act 2003.

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Rolled up holiday pay is set for a comeback

Recent government proposals indicate an intention to make changes to the holiday pay regime including bringing back rolled up holiday pay.
Rolled up holiday pay is the name given to the arrangement whereby an individual receives an element of holiday pay with every payment they receive for work performed, rather than receiving payment at the point holiday is taken. This is common in short term, ad hoc and casual arrangements, including where individuals work through recruitment companies and umbrellas.

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Umbrella regulation draws a step nearer

Victoria Atkins, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, issued a written ministerial statement yesterday announcing a consultation on policy options to regulate umbrella companies and to tackle non-compliance in the market. This is amongst other objectives to ‘simplify’ and ‘modernise’ the tax system, with the intention to make the system fairer for taxpayers, work better for traders and challenge non-compliance.

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