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Budget 2021 – Key points

Following yesterday’s announcement from the Chancellor, click here for a full summary of the Budget and here for our Tax Tables summarising tax changes. To the casual observer, the first Budget of 2021 appeared to have been fully revealed before the…

Can employers force employees to take a Covid-19 test?

To increase workplace testing in sectors that are open during lockdown, the Government has expanded the eligibility for joining the ‘workplace rapid testing programme’. The scheme is now open to organisations with 50 or more employees (down from 250 employees…

Uber drivers are workers, confirms Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Uber’s final appeal, finding that Uber drivers are considered as workers. Uber was appealing the earlier decisions of the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, arguing that its drivers should be…

Changes to IR35 legislation in April 2021

There are now less than six months to go until the new IR35 rules are implemented. Individuals who work as contractors through a personal service company and private sector businesses that hire contractors via a personal services company must be…

Job Support Scheme

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) was originally announced on 24 September 2020. On Thursday 22 October the government announced changes to the scheme and also provided further details on the guidance. The JSS was introduced to provide financial support to…