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Zero Hour Contracts

Zero Hour Contracts

At last, some real protection has been introduced for zero hour contract workers.

Employee stresses linked to emailing outside of work hours

Employee stresses linked to emailing outside of work hours

Are you guilty of ‘just checking’ your emails after work and then acting upon them? If so then you could be doing yourself a disservice.

 

Territorial Jurisdiction: Seafarers

Territorial Jurisdiction: Seafarers

Do British seafarers employed on ships operating wholly or principally outside of UK territorial waters “ordinarily work in Great Britain under their contracts” for the purposes of s.1 Pensions Act 2008?

Accreditation of the voluntary Living Wage is gained by National Express

Accreditation of the voluntary Living Wage is gained by National Express

The Living Wage Foundation has accredited National Express as a living wage employer, they join a growing list of employers who are agreeing voluntarily to pay their employees above the Governments new national living wage that becomes effective for over 25s in April 2016.

Published - Tenth Purple Book

Published - Tenth Purple Book

For those who have to consider the risks faced by Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes the tenth Purple Book has been published. This edition shows that on 2015 irrespective of the introduction of pension freedoms trends have remained stable.

Authorising your agent (64-8)

Authorising your agent (64-8)

The Authorising your agent (64-8) form has been updated on GOV.UK.

Form 64-8 covers authorisation for individual tax affairs (partnerships, trusts, tax credits and individuals under PAYE) and business taxes (VAT, PAYE for employers and Corporation Tax).

Payroll technical specifications for National Insurance

Payroll technical specifications for National Insurance

The National Insurance contributions guidance for software developers 2016-17 has now been published on GOV.UK.

The latest version has been uprated with re-worked calculations using the 2016 to 2017 Class 1 earnings limits and thresholds.

Judge rules on motions in FedEx same-sex spouse pension case

Judge rules on motions in FedEx same-sex spouse pension case

A pension benefits claim that was brought about by a same sex widow in the US has been allowed to proceed by a US District Court Judge. There were three parts to the claim but the judge has dismissed two allowing only one to proceed.

Recovery regulations for public sector exit payments

Recovery regulations for public sector exit payments

A consultation on the draft regulations have been published by the Government. The regulations will give effect to powers enacted in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

Fake HMRC phishing emails – millions are bombarded

Fake HMRC phishing emails – millions are bombarded

We are at that point in the fraudster’s calendar where they start bombarding those who are completing their tax returns online. Yes the phishing emails are doing the rounds.

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