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Radio Presenter Wins IR35 Personal Service Company Case

The extension of the “off-payroll” working rules to the private sector mentioned in our previous article is planned for April 2020 but in the meantime, tax tribunal decisions are still being decided against HMRC. In a recent case involving a radio presenter working for TalkSport, it was decided that the presenter would not have been […]

Read more October 3rd, 2019

Get Ready For The “Off-Payroll” Working Rules

Where large or medium-sized organisations are paying workers via personal service companies or agencies they will need to operate new procedures from 6 April 2020. The new rules will apply to partnerships, LLPs and larger charities as well as limited companies. Only organisations classed as “small” under the Companies Act criteria will be outside of […]

Read more October 3rd, 2019

Creating A More Inclusive Workplace

Diversity and inclusion are hot topics as society is driving firms to become more inclusive. Most business owners and managers are well aware of the value of having a diverse workforce. Different views, different experiences and different ways of thinking among team members can help businesses to come up with new and innovative ideas. However, […]

Read more September 23rd, 2019

Earning Trust As A Manager

In order to manage an effective team of people, you need to win their trust. If employees don’t have trust in their company and their managers, they can become disengaged. This can lead to high rates of staff turnover and those who stay are likely to be de-motivated. Transparency Honesty is the best policy. Communicate […]

Read more August 27th, 2019

What To Do When A Key Team Member Leaves

People move jobs more frequently these days. Here’s what to do when a key team member decides to move on. As talented employees grow and develop in their careers, it is inevitable that some will decide to branch out and move to another company. Be supportive Congratulate them on their new opportunity. Thank them for […]

Read more August 20th, 2019

Off-Payroll Working Rules (IR35) Going Ahead

The draft Finance Bill clauses issued for consultation on 11 July include legislation to extend the “off-payroll” working rules to the private sector from 6 April 2020. These changes will have significant implications for workers providing their services through personal service companies and also the end-user organisations that engage such workers. End users will be […]

Read more August 8th, 2019

Creating An Employer Brand

The businesses that attract the best talent all have one thing in common – a great employer brand. All businesses have an employer brand – it’s what your employees, customers, suppliers, peers and potential employees say about your business. A strong employer brand can help your business to compete for the best talent and can […]

Read more July 30th, 2019

Managing Employees Who Have Their Own Business

A recent study suggests that 25% of employees in the UK are running at least one business project alongside their day job. Having a secondary business or job has become particularly popular among millennials, who tend to start a side gig as a hobby or in order to explore a new challenge. Millennials tend to […]

Read more July 30th, 2019

Using a PAYE Settlement Agreement To Pay Some Of Your Employee’s Tax

PAYE settlement agreements (PSAs) are arrangements under which an employer can settle the income tax and National Insurance liabilities on benefits in kind and expenses payments provided to employees and officeholders. Setting up a PSA avoids passing on an unexpected, and potentially demotivating, tax charge to employees. Where a PSA has been agreed with HMRC, […]

Read more July 12th, 2019

Staff Summer Party Can Be A Tax-Free Benefit

Your organisation may have an annual Christmas party for staff, but the tax rules also allow staff parties at other times of the year which are a tax-free benefit as long as certain conditions are satisfied. The exemption applies to an annual party (e.g. a Christmas party), or similar annual function (e.g. a summer barbecue), […]

Read more July 9th, 2019