IR35 on the way out? Good news for freelancers

[picappgallerysingle id=”285602″ align=”left”]Hidden away in the coalition agreement is the following: We will review IR35, as part of a wholesale review of all small business taxation, and seek to replace it with simpler measures that prevent tax avoidance but do not place undue administrative burdens or uncertainty on the self-employed, or restrict labour market flexibility.…


“salary sacrifices” could cost British employers £500m in unpaid VAT

[picappgallerysingle id=”2916067″ align=”left”] Salary sacrifice schemes have been heavily promoted in recent years as a more imaginative and beneficial way of providing employee benefits. Schemes typically cover pension contributions, childcare vouchers, staff meals, cycle-to-work schemes and public travel allowances. Such arrangements have also been regarded as tax efficient. However, the overall benefit of such schemes…


BA Unite decision

[picappgallerysingle id=”8828562″ align=”left”]Unite has WON its appeal against the decision of Mr Justice McCombe earlier this week which prevented scheduled strike action from going ahead.

Here’s the reaction from Derek Simpson of Unite: httpv://

And here’s the reaction from Willie Walsh of BA:httpv://

Further Trade Union Confrontation likely as new Government plans Privatisation of Royal Mail

  Business Secretary Vince Cable yesterday requested that a detailed plan be prepared to move forward with privatisation as Royal Mail are predicted to announce a fall in profits following last years postal strikes. The Communication Workers Union will argue that as a provider of a public service, Royal Mail should remain in state ownership…