Recruitment Watch
Issue 4

Staffing companies to be liable under IR35

Under proposals announced in the Budget 2016, from April 2017 staffing companies that supply the services of personal service company (PSC) contractors to public sector bodies could be required to:

The Recruitment Industry and Travel and Subsistence Expenses

It was confirmed in the Budget 2016 that legislation to restrict tax relief for travel and subsistence expenses for workers engaged through an employment intermediary will come into force on 6 April 2016.

Employee Shareholder Shares: are they still worth it?

The Budget made a significant change to the tax free status of Employee Shareholder Shares (ESS).

Brexit – What could this mean for Employee Share Plans?

We now know that on 23 June 2016 UK voters will have their say on whether Britain remains a member of the EU or not.

UK Corporate transparency: What you need to know about PSC registers

From 6 April this year new transparency and reporting rules will require most UK companies and LLPs to identify and record the people who own or control them on a "register of people with significant control" (a "PSC register").

Trio of changes to Entrepreneurs' Relief

The Government announced three changes to the rules regarding entrepreneurs' relief.

Email Monitoring

Are employers free to spy on employees' private e-mails?

Gender Pay – What employers need to know

The long awaited response to the gender pay reporting consultation was published this week, along with draft regulations.

Holiday pay: should it include commission?

Another legal battle over whether English law requires employers to boost workers’ holiday pay to include commission payments has commenced in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).