Tax

Social care tax disproportionately affects low-income workers

National Insurance contributions will rise by 1.25% to pay for England's social care system.

A third of private sector firms unaware of IR35 changes

?A third (33%) of private sector organisations that regularly engage non-permanent contractors don't know anything about upcoming IR35 reforms, according to research from Hays

GSK contractors accused of working outside IR35

News of HMRC sending "aggressive” letters to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) contractors shows HR must be involved in tax issues, say experts

Tax exemption for occupational health could boost wellbeing

?The John Lewis Partnership has called on the government to make all occupational health services tax-free, to encourage employer investment in workers' health

Employers risk losing contractors in IR35 changes

Brookson Legal has warned employers against taking a blanket approach to IR35 assessments ahead of the private sector rollout in April 2020

Private sector IR35 plans come under fire

The government has launched a consultation on IR35 in the private sector prompting criticism of the public sector roll-out

Gig economy reforms should go further, experts say

Plans to reform gig workers' rights need further detail to be fully effective, experts have said

Autumn Budget 2018: What’s in store for HR?

Ahead of Hammond’s Autumn Budget on Monday, we outline what the HR community can expect to see

Government U-turns on self-employed tax cut

Plans to cut tax for 2.7 million self-employed workers have been scrapped, the government has announced

PAYE proposals could create further worker status confusion

Gig economy workers may have to pay income tax if the government accepts recommendations made by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS)