IR35 Contracts – the key legal issues to look out for
In determining whether a person’s contract work will fall under the governance of IR35, a number of key factors are identified to establish the true employment status of the worker, including issues such as the right to substitution, control, mutuality of obligation and other factors which may or may not indicate ‘self-employed’ rather than ‘employed’... View Article
What every contractor needs to know about business insurance
If you’re a contractor, you’re part of one of the fastest growing tribes in the UK. There are currently nearly 2m contract and freelance workers across the country; that’s 6 per cent of the workforce, contributing a whopping £100bn to the economy.Contracting holds plenty of attractions, not least the freedom to choose your contracts, your... View Article
Brexit: What are the consequences for UK employment law?
Unless you have been living in a cave this week, you will have been following the blanket media coverage of the most important event in recent memory in the UK. So while we anxiously await the outcome of whether Diego Costa has a future at Chelsea we can focus on the other issue which has... View Article
Brexit and trademark protection: what you should know
The consequences of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union will no doubt be felt globally, and across many spheres. With an ambiguous exit strategy to navigate, fresh calls to extend the transition period, and recent court rulings compounding unease, the full extent of Brexit repercussions remains to be seen.The most popular scenarios to have arisen... View Article
How many holiday days are staff entitled to and what do I need to pay them?
The LawCurrently, UK legislation states that employees are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks holiday/annual leave entitlement each year. This is inclusive of Bank Holidays or any days that the business usually closes. How do I calculate the minimum holiday entitlement?If a person normally works for 5 days in any 7-day week then they will... View Article
BREXIT: The Case for Staying In
GOODS TRADEFrom outside the EU, the UK would have to conform to EU product rules but have no influence in setting them.The EU is in a stronger position to negotiate trade deals with non-EU countries than the UK would be on its own.Some manufacturers have threatened to leave the UK if it was outside the... View Article
BREXIT: The Case for Leaving
GOODS TRADEIt is in the interest of both the UK and EU to continue with full access to the Single Market.Is less important to be in a trade block in 2016 than it was in 1973 due to 40 years of global trade liberalisation.UK will gain the freedom to negotiate bilateral trade agreements with non-EU... View Article