Guide to TUPE

December 24, 2019

If you are buying or selling a business (other than by way of share sale), entering into a contract for the provisions of services (whether as a service provider or service user) you need to know about TUPE and how it works or you will incur unexpected employment costs and liabilities which make the transaction less profitable at best, loss making at worse and otherwise cause practi...

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How to hire after Brexit

Can Businesses secure a Sponsor License to hire Talent from outside of the EEA after Brexit?

October 14, 2019

When it comes to securing the skills necessary to operate and grow your business, Brexit may pose a sizeable roadblock, especially if you have been reliant on workers from across the European Economic Area (EEA).  ...

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Upcoming employment law changes that every employer should know

September 6, 2019

As a business operating in the UK, whether you have a couple of contractors working for you or have several employees, it is imperative that you are aware of your employment law obligations. Your employees may be smiling now – they may even nod emphatically when you beam indulgently and remind them that ‘a smile is the curve that sets everything straight’ – but they won’t be...

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Directors Service Agreement

What is a Directors Service Agreement?

August 7, 2019

What are the key aspects of a Directors Service Agreement? DSA contracts are typically more extensive than standard employment contracts, as Directors are the most senior employees within a company and therefore are likely to have both (i) the most lucrative ...

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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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