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  • HMRC to reform CEST tool ahead of IR35 changes

    Date:
    23 October 2019
    Type:
    News

    HM Revenue and Customs has announced it will make changes to its Check Employment Status for Tax tool, which has been criticised by businesses and contractors alike for inaccuracy.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    Individuals can see information about their pension by accessing an online service.

  • Housing sector reward data: significant pay increases at junior job levels

    Date:
    17 October 2019
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The XpertHR Housing Sector Salary Survey provides market rates, pay intelligence and labour market trends for this important sector. Findings are based on over 150,000 employees.

  • IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

    Date:
    17 October 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Recent decisions by major employers to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in the contractor community. Six months before IR35 legislation is extended to the private sector, do employers face a talent drain or can they still engage with a flexible, self-employed workforce without facing the wrath of HMRC? Jo Faragher investigates.

  • Calculators on XpertHR

    Type:
    Quick reference

    Revised to reflect that the redundancy pay calculator has been updated with the predicted maximum amount of a week’s pay effective from 6 April 2020.

  • The national minimum wage

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to reflect that the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill has not been introduced, as Parliament has been dissolved for the general election.

  • Workplace pensions

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to reflect that the Pension Schemes Bill will not progress at present as Parliament has been dissolved for the general election.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil

    Date:
    10 October 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    There has been a downturn in settlement levels in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil industry over the past 12 months, with the median basic pay rise slipping back from 2.7% in 2018 to 2.5% over the 12 months to the end of August 2019.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Private-sector pay

    Date:
    10 October 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    We provide an overview of pay settlement levels over the past year in each of the key industries of the economy.

  • Review of pay awards 2019: Construction

    Date:
    10 October 2019
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Above-trend nationally negotiated settlements combined with persistent skill shortages, notably of bricklayers and carpenters, have helped to keep the construction industry's pay deals above those elsewhere in the private sector.