Royal Mail loses appeal against agency worker decision

Royal Mail Group and Angard Staffing Solutions, have lost their appeal against the decision that a group of workers could be defined as agency workers and are entitled to the same employment rights as Royal Mail employees. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) agreed with an employment tribunal’s decision that Mr D Kocur, who had worked […]

What is off-payroll working?

Off-payroll working is very closely linked with another piece of legislation: IR35. Though the two pieces of legislation are different, they are two sides of the same coin in that off-payroll deals with how to pay an individual who’s assignment is “inside IR35”.   To get a better idea of why off-payroll legislation is important, it’s […]

What are Key Information Documents (KIDs)?

As from 06 April 2020, new legislation requires all agency workers to receive a key information document (KID) from any new employment agency that they sign up to.  But what is a KID and why is it so important that you get one before signing up to an employment agency? The KID is to be […]

What is an umbrella company?

If you’re an agency worker, contractor, or other type of independent worker, then you may have heard of the term ‘umbrella company’.  But what on earth does an umbrella company do and why should I consider one? An umbrella employs temporary workers, enabling them to have continuity of employment whilst working for numerous different clients. […]