New 'Innovator' and 'Start-up' visas
On 29 March 2019, the Home Office will close the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Graduate Entre-preneur) visa routes. In their place will be two new visa routes: Start-up visa and Innovator visa. Here we look at the key changes between the old and new visa routes.
Technical update - February 2019
Read our latest technical update for insight on the issues, facts, decisions and action required as a result of recent cases.
Off-payroll working in the private sector: A public consultation
The HMRC consultation paper published on 5 March 2019 proposed that any business with 50 or more employees will, from April 2020, be subject to the same rules regarding off-payroll working as currently apply in the public sector.
Extending redundancy protection: women and new parents
On 25 January 2019, BEIS opened a consultation seeking views on its proposals to extend the redundancy protection of new mothers from the date they notify their employer in writing of their pregnancy to six months after their return from maternity leave. Here we look at what the consultation proposes for new mothers and parents.
Holiday pay compensation post-Brexit
Disputes relating to holiday pay have generated some quite controversial decisions in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over the last few years, some of which have led to the UK courts making amendments to UK law – writing in new words - in order to be compliant with the ECJ decisions. Take for example changes written into the legislation that allowed for employees to carry-over their holiday entitlement following long-term sick leave and others made to ensure that overtime and allowances were included in the calculation of an employee's holiday pay.
Uber’s employment status lifeline
The employment status arguments in Uber B.V. and others –v- Aslam and others rumble on as Uber takes the case to the Supreme Court. Here we look at the earlier decisions made by the Court of Appeal and what's next for the gig economy workforce.
New online right to work tool: How and when to use
On 28 January 2019, the Home Office introduced a new online tool which enables employers to check the right to work of potential and current employees. Here we give an overview of how and when to use this new system alongside the traditional checks.
EU Settlement Scheme: public test phase now open
As EU citizens can now apply for settled and pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, we provide information for applicants and look at how the scheme will work.
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