Nearly half of self-employed people have no pension

Latest research from Prudential found that 43% of self-employed people do not have a pension, compared to just 4% of employees. […]

Most workers want flexibility

A new YouGov survey in conjunction with Teneo Blue Rubicon and McDonald’s reveals that almost six in ten (58%) UK workers would choose to start work earlier than 9am if they could leave earlier than 5pm. […]

HMRC extends deadline for loan settlement opportunity

HMRC has extended the settlement deadline for contractors who have used disguised remuneration loan schemes by a further 4 months to 30 September. […]

Deliveroo in the spotlight again

The employment status of Deliveroo riders is set to be considered by the High Court with the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) being given the green light for a full judicial review of a ruling by the government’s Central Arbitration Committee (CAC), which had said riders could not be classified as “workers”. […]

Pimlico Plumbers case finally concludes

Last week saw the Pimlico Plumbers employment status case finally conclude with the Supreme Court deciding that a heating engineer was a worker and not self-employed. […]

Arrangements that claim to get users out of the 2019 loan charge

HMRC is aware of a number of arrangements being promoted which claim to enable users to escape the 2019 loan charge. […]

Official figures show significantly more men earning top salaries than women

Government data issued last week shows a significant disparity in the number of men and women with a six-figure income. […]

Latest minimum wage breachers named & shamed

Last week, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published their latest list naming and shaming 180 firms that have breached the minimum wage regulations. […]

You should avoid abusive relationships

It is important to consider the scope of the General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR) and the impact of entering into “abusive arrangements”, the net is closing and the GAAR is rightly catching those [...]

Disclosure of tax avoidance schemes

Find out about the rules for disclosure of VAT, indirect and direct taxes and National Insurance contributions tax avoidance schemes and the penalties for non disclosure. […]