Huge Increase In Government Spend On Temps & Consultants

The Financial Times reports a huge increase in government spending on contingent workers between 2018-19 and 2021-22. Their analysis shows the amount spent across core government departments in the last 3 years on: Temporary workers increased by 115% to £1.5bn Consultants increased by 130% to to £723m It’s no surprise that department of health spend on contingent workers […]

The Government Is Listening To Us

Last week (07/07/23) was the deadline for responding to the government’s consultation on legislation changes resulting from leaving the EU.  Sounds dull right?  Perhaps!  But within this consultation was an important section on holiday pay, including a proposal to officially allow rolled up holiday pay – which had previously been deemed unlawful by the EU.  […]

Government Set To Tackle Tax Avoidance In Umbrellas

The government has announced a raft of proposals being considered to tackle tax avoidance in umbrella companies.  This follows their November 2021 consultation on the role of umbrella companies in the labour market, amid concerns about unlawful working practices. In its response, published on 6th June 2023, the government proposed: New ways to define umbrella […]

Employment Status Consultation Concludes No Changes

Following the evolution of the gig economy, which brought with it confusion regarding employment status of such flexible workers, the government consulted with stakeholders regarding employment status and whether the current legal framework needs to change.  The consultation took place back in 2018, and today we have finally had their response published which you can […]