Directors Service Agreement

Directors Service Agreements

August 7, 2019

This blog provides an overview of Directors Services Agreements (‘DSA’) which is a comprehensive form of contract issued to Directors of companies setting out their rights and obligations towards the company. What are the key aspects of a Directors Service Agreement? DSA contracts are typically m...

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Zero Hours Contract

Zero Hours Contracts – A Business Benefit Or A Risk?

August 7, 2019

Zero Hours contracts are a contract type that has been the subject of much press interest and controversy in recent times. These contracts have been on the rise and growing in popularity amongst employers, particularly since the global financial crash of a decade ago. Love them or loathe them, they do occupy a place in the British workforce.  In ...

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Fixed-term employment contracts

Fixed-term employment contracts: Best of both worlds?

August 7, 2019

When it comes to choosing on which basis to employ your candidates, there is no ‘right answer’. From an employee’s perspective, fixed-term contracts are not as attractive as permanent contracts and for that reason, they can make the recruitment process more challenging. However, if you use them correctly, they can be an effective tool for matching ...

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Permanent Employment Contracts

Permanent Employment Contracts: What you need to know

August 6, 2019

Recruiting the right person is a big challenge for you and your growing business.  Full-time, part-time, casual workers, fixed-term? Are you confused? Don’t panic! Offering a permanent role could be the solution you are looking for because if you want to attract talent you need to offer job security...

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Thinking of hiring? Here are the different types of contracts you should consider

August 2, 2019

You can’t do everything in your business all on your own. Hiring your first employees is one of the most important and exciting moments that you will experience as a company because you can see how your business is growing and in which direction it is going. When you start thinking about hiring someone there are a few things you need to consider in order to find the best contract option for...

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Are your contractors really contractors?

IR35 – Are your contractors really contractors?

July 15, 2019

Did you know that there are around 2 million professionals who work on a self-employed basis?  Of that 2 million, 1.77 million are contracting on a full-time basis, bringing in a staggering £119 billion to the UK economy. ...

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ir35 rules

IR35 | 10 Rules for Contractors

November 22, 2018

On our blog earlier this month we discussed the effects of changes to the HMRC IR35 tax regulations on contractors and consultants following announcements in the Budget. These changes to the HMRC IR35 rules will have an impact not just on contractors but also business owners too. Here we provide you with 10 rules (below in italics) relating to this area of tax law and outline some of the complexities...

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IR35 Using Contractors | Budget 2018

November 6, 2018

Philip Hammond has spoken … and the changes to the IR35 regulations and off-payroll hiring introduced to the public sector in 2017 will now also apply to “large” and “medium” sized private sector enterprises with effect from 2020. We discussed the importance of professional business legal advice when considering the basis with which you work with different groups of people such...

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Coming and Going: Working with Temporary Workers (Part 1)

June 21, 2018

Temporary working relationships are valuable resource for new and expanding small businesses. They help businesses expand incrementally without adding greatly to the coast and complexity of running the organisation at times of fluctuation and great change. You can find that the regulatory environment concerning funding, corporate governance and so on is complicated enough, without triggering the need to comply with numerous...

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Gig Economy Free legal advice

Changes to the GIG Economy? | Louise Paull

February 20, 2018

There has been much in the press lately about the GIG ECONOMY, affecting an estimated 1.1 million people. Most recently the Government published its response to the Taylor Review. As set out in my previous blog, ...

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