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IR35: does recent news mean that umbrella companies should not be used?

United Kingdom - October 9 2020 This week there have been reports that a final amendment to the IR35 legislation means that staffing companies or end users, who rely on so-called…

Kevin Barrow, Ian Hyde

Brexit deal: seven major issues for workforce solutions and consultancy businesses

European Union, United Kingdom - January 4 2021 The EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) sets out a lot of detail about how consultancies, recruiters, staffing companies, managed service…

Kevin Barrow, Anna Elliott

Job Retention Scheme and Statutory Self-Employed Pay: COVID-19 emergency measures and what they mean for users and suppliers of contractors, umbrella workers and other agency workers

United Kingdom - March 27 2020 The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced yesterday (26 March 2020) details of the Government’s Statutory Self-Employed Pay scheme (SSEP)…

Kevin Barrow, Anna Elliott

IR35 in the public sector - lessons, next steps and wider consequences?

United Kingdom - June 15 2017 In the run up to 6 April 2017, battle commenced in the public sector against the use of personal service companies (PSCs). Final legislation published…

Kevin Barrow

Data leak - employer held vicariously liable for employee’s actions - lessons for recruitment and staffing companies as GDPR looms

United Kingdom - December 19 2017 The High Court has held that a large retailer is liable for a data leak by a disgruntled employee. Over 5,000 current and ex-employees had pursed a…

Kevin Barrow, Mark Taylor