Blog entries by SSUMBRELLA

  1. Mathew Taylor had published the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices in July 2017. The Review made recommendations based on new work practices and models such as digital platforms and the gig economy. The Government published a response to the Review in February 2018 and subsequently...
  2. A worker who was offered services through a limited company has been awarded nearly £15,000 in the tribunal case for unfair dismissal. According to Justin Roberts, a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young (EY), the case outcome serves as a reminder to employers about the consequences of non-compliant...
  3. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) introduced the 2019 Loan Charge in order to recover unpaid taxes from individuals who have used disguised employment schemes since the 6th of April 1999. The new rule that will become applicable in April 2019 has received a lot of criticisms. In a debate last month...
  4. A recent report that has been released by the People Per Hour (PPH) and the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has found that Government policy has resulted in a decline of the freelance sector in the UK. The report found that the self-employed contractor’s...
  5. Agency workers earn around £400 less than employed individuals. This is one the findings of the latest research report released by the Resolution Foundation. The research report had found that hourly pay of agency workers is 16p less as compared to their employed counterpart if they are...
  6. A report from the House of Lords economic affairs committee criticising HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for the 2019 Loan Charge had been welcomed by agencies representing contracting professionals including Qdos Contractor, IPSE, and WTT Consulting. Recently other experts have also welcomed the...
  7. The Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) in the UK had recommended in a House of Lords report that the Government should revaluate loan charge. According to the report, there has been ‘disturbing evidence’ of abuse by HM Revenue &Customs (HMRC) in tackling pay schemes disguised to avoid taxes. The...
  8. The National Audit Office (NAO) has recently released a report analysing the impact of IR35 reform rules on the BBC. The findings of the report show that the national British broadcaster encouraged contractors to engage through their Personal Service Companies (PSCs). This has been done to...
  9. Experts say that MPs who continue to endorse the controversial IR35 reform rules may lose public favour during the next, and possibly imminent, UK General Election. An independent research firm Contractor Calculator has identified 85 MPs who could lose their seats if they don’t back contractors...
  10. As October 2018 came to its end, the Chancellor was waiting to make an important announcement. He explained the battle of S&S Umbrella dealing with the rules of the public sector which were extended to the private sector—an issue that heavily matters to S&S Umbrella for their clients’...
  11. Are you aware about the ‘loan charge’? In the recent turn of events, loan charge — an issue that has been plaguing honest and hardworking families — has gained wider recognition. A host in the local LBC show shed some spotlight on the matter on their show and they were astonished by got a huge...
  12. Drivers for London-based minicab company Addison Lee could be owed wages and holiday pay after an employment tribunal test case found that some had been wrongly classed as self-employed. The tribunal in central London ruled that three drivers, who claimed they earned the equivalent of about £5...
  13. Deliveroo riders have been denied their human rights to collective bargaining, the High Court has heard in the latest legal case involving the so-called “gig economy”. The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is attempting to overturn a ruling which found that the company’s riders...
  14. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has recently announced that it will publish a second Consolation Document regarding private sector off-payroll working rules in mid-2019. The taxation body has announced that the new consultation will focus on the operations of the IR35 reform rules that will be...
  15. The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has acknowledged that he was wrong to say that Loan Charge amounted to a tax evasion practice. Instead, he says that it was tax avoidance. Tax evasion and avoidance are two different terms in the legal context. The former means to evade tax...