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Strong labour demands lead to rise in pay expectations

Strong labour demands lead to rise in pay expectations

A tightening labour market, making it difficult to recruit the right skills, has caused pay expectations to edge up, according to the latest Quarterly Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and The Adecco Group.

Warnings over spate of tax refund scams

Warnings over spate of tax refund scams

HMRC has called on people to remain vigilant against fraudsters, who are using email and text messages to scam them out of their savings.

Government questions gender pay gap action

Government questions gender pay gap action

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has questioned companies on what action is being taken to address the gender pay gap.

Addison Lee courier found to be a worker

Addison Lee courier found to be a worker

Addison Lee has lost its appeal against former cycle courier Chris Gascoigne, after the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that he was a worker within the meaning of regulation 2 of the Working Time Regulations when logged-on to the company’s app, which allocated work.

Calculating sick pay

Calculating sick pay

HMRC has made a change to Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) for tax year 2018 to 2019 in its guidance on working out your employee’s Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) entitlement.

Pension schemes newsletter 98

Pension schemes newsletter 98

This newsletter is published by HMRC’s Pension Schemes Services to update stakeholders on the latest news for pension schemes.

Tax breaks on sports facilities at work

Tax breaks on sports facilities at work

HMRC has launched its Fitness at Work guidance on using the tax system to offer gym memberships and sports facilities to staff.

Enhancing maternity pay but not SPL may give rise to indirect discrimination

Enhancing maternity pay but not SPL may give rise to indirect discrimination

A male police constable who argued that only being able to take Shared Parental Leave (SPL) at the statutory rate of pay was indirectly discriminatory has won part of his appeal.

Enforcing holiday pay among recommendations to tackle exploitation

Enforcing holiday pay among recommendations to tackle exploitation

Tough new measures have been proposed in the Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2018 to 2019 report to tackle exploitation of the low-paid.

Brexit puts roll-out of dynamic coding on hold

Brexit puts roll-out of dynamic coding on hold

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has welcomed HMRC’s decision to pause or stop certain projects due to the extra challenges being placed on the tax authority by Brexit.

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