HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seized business assets
04/08/2015

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   According to research by Funding Options, HMRC seized business assets from 1,080 UK small firms to settle late tax bills in...

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GMB to bring employment claim against Uber
04/08/2015

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    The transport workers’ union the GMB has instructed Leigh Day Solicitors to bring an employment claim against taxi-booking service Uber, arguing that it is...

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PAYE Fraud Arrests
04/08/2015

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   Very little information is available yet, but it has been reported that six people have been arrested following an investigation into the suspected theft...

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Fit For Work Service
04/08/2015

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  The roll out of GP Fit for Work referrals is now complete so all GPs across England and Wales can now refer their patients to...

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Worker loses case for unfair dismissal because contract was tainted with illegality
04/08/2015

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  Mr Lawlor worked for Coia’s Café in Glasgow from 2004 to 2014. He sued his employer for unfair dismissal but his case was thrown out....

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Class 1 Employer National Insurance Contributions zero-rate for apprentices under 25
04/08/2015

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The government has published a technical consultation on draft secondary legislation for the zero-rate of Class 1 employer NICs for apprentices under the age of 25....

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Simplification of the tax and National Insurance treatment of termination payments
04/08/2015

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  A consultation has been published asking for views on how the tax and NICs treatment of termination payments can be made simpler and fairer. The government is...

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Workplace pension saving at a 10 year high
28/07/2015

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   It is generally accepted that Auto-enrolment into pension schemes is fulfilling the Government’s objectives of getting workers to think more about their future. Figures...

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TPR Annual Report and Accounts for 2014-2015
28/07/2015

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This is a week for statistics and reports. Not only do we have the statistics from the Office for National Statistics, but we also have the...

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Commons Select Committee launches Inquiry into Tribunal Fees
28/07/2015

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    Thanks to Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Bulletin for this article. The Commons Justice Select Committee has launched an inquiry into court and tribunal fees, with...

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Routine changes to Pension Schemes Online
28/07/2015

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   At the end of July 2015, HMRC will be making some important changes to Pension Schemes Online. The detail can be found in item...

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A former Morrisons senior auditor jailed for eight years after posting sensitive data relating to 100,000 staff on the internet.
28/07/2015

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  Andrew Skelton, who was formerly a senior internal auditor with Morrisons  published personal sensitive information of tens of thousands of employees on data sharing websites,...

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IKEA sets a pay “benchmark for retailers”
28/07/2015

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   IKEA has announced it will join the relatively low number of employers paying the Living Wage from April 2016. All workers will receive a...

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Time off for antenatal appointments
21/07/2015

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  This anecdotal information has now been picked up by Acas with their own helpline also reporting that many employers may be unaware of the new...

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Driving licence check code extended from 72 hours to 21 days
21/07/2015

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For many years we had a strange system in the UK whereby drivers were given a two part driving licence, paper and plastic card. The...

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Consultation on pensions tax relief
21/07/2015

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  As we reported a couple of weeks ago when the Summer Budget was presented, the Government is consulting on whether there is a case for...

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