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Strategic enforcement

Strategic enforcement

David Metcalf, Director of Labour Market Enforcement, is seeking evidence to inform his Strategy for 2018/19, which will directly affect how HMRC enforces the national minimum wage (NMW).

The call for evidence follows the Director’s introductory strategy which set out an initial analysis of the labour market on non-compliance and enforcement.

SMP guidance updated

SMP guidance updated

The section 'Baby born in or before the QW' has been updated in the Statutory Maternity Pay guidance to help clarify the average weekly earnings in the relevant period.

HMRC expenses and benefits from employment toolkit

HMRC expenses and benefits from employment toolkit

HMRC has made corrections to the dates in the introductory section of HMRC expenses and benefits from employment toolkit.

Gold bullion cannot be used to reward staff

Gold bullion cannot be used to reward staff

An HMRC advisory panel has found that gold bullion cannot be used to reward staff.

The General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) panel, published an opinion notice, which found that it was not reasonable for an organisation to remunerate staff using gold bullion in order to avoid tax payments including National Insurance contributions and income tax.

Courier wins holiday pay claim

Courier wins holiday pay claim

A former cycle courier for Addison Lee has won his claim that he was a worker and not self-employed, and was therefore entitled to holiday pay.

GDPR to be included in new Data Protection Law

GDPR to be included in new Data Protection Law

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be brought into UK law under the new Data Protection Bill.

The government has released a statement of intent that it will update and strengthen data protection laws through the new Bill

Countdown bulletin 26

Countdown bulletin 26

HMRC has published its latest bulletin which provides guidance and information to pension scheme administrators (PSAs) about the end of contracting-out.

Pimlico Plumbers takes employment status case to Supreme Court

Pimlico Plumbers takes employment status case to Supreme Court

Pimlico Plumbers has been granted permission to challenge a Court of Appeal decision over the employment status of one of its former self-employed plumbers.

In February, the Court of Appeal found in Pimlico Plumbers and Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith that Smith was a worker rather than a self-employed contractor and was entitled to certain employment rights, including holiday pay.

Religious discrimination and disciplinaries

Religious discrimination and disciplinaries

No direct or indirect religious discrimination occurred when an employee was disciplined for condemning homosexuality and speaking of repentance during a prison church service, ruled the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

Unite calls for CIS reforms

Unite calls for CIS reforms

The union Unite is calling for radical reforms to Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) employment rights, after a Freedom of Information request revealed a large rise in the number of workers paid in this way.

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