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JPP Law Blog

Employment Law
Mind the risk gap - best practice when using subcontractors

Whether you are planning on using subcontractors for a one-off project or on a long-term basis, there are several steps you can take to safeguard both your business and business relationships.

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Brexit Business Review – opportunities, threats and advance preparation

The Brexit transition period deadline is drawing closer and yet the future is still very unclear. Whilst the UK government is telling UK businesses to prepare for Brexit, the lack of clarity on what the future holds has left many business leaders in a state of limbo. However, the business which can react, adapt and change quickly will be the business that survives and thrives.

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Employees, workers or freelancers?

With Covid-19 resulting in a sudden reduction of work for many businesses some employers may be considering whether to staff their businesses differently in the future. There is a superficial attraction to using freelancers or contractors rather than employing people as there is no obligation to provide any work (and therefore no fixed salary payable) to freelances or contractors. However, businesses should be aware that seeking to re-label an employment relationship as one of self-employment will not be effective and can result in claims in the employment tribunal as well as back taxes, fines and penalties being due to HMRC.

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Post Lockdown Considerations for Employers

Following lockdown are you considering restructuring how you staff your business?

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