High Wage Areas Lost Most Jobs During The Pandemic

Latest PAYE and furlough data indicate an uneven impact of the pandemic on jobs, with some geographic areas of the UK being much harder hit than others.  Employee numbers are back at, or close to, pre-pandemic form in many regions, but in London the jobs recovery has a long way to go as jobs numbers […]

Judge rules Apprenticeship Levy was an unlawful deduction

A recent tribunal (Mr A Harman and Cleshar Contract Services) illustrates many different pitfalls in engaging independent workers and should be essential reading for recruitment agencies, umbrellas and workers everywhere. Engagement mechanism The case goes back to 2010 when the claimant was engaged by the respondent on a self-employed basis and paid under the Construction […]

I’m an agency worker, what is my employment status?

It can be hard to juggle everything as an agency worker.  You’re usually concentrating on doing your current role, and/or also keeping an eye out for your next role.    So the question of your employment status doesn’t always have an obvious answer.  In short, it depends on the arrangements you have in place with […]