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Employment law changes coming into force in April 2021

As is usual for this time of the year, April is always a busy month in employment law, and this year is no exception. From April 2021, several new changes are being introduced, including a higher National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage; reforms to delayed IR35 Rules in the private sector and increases to statutory family, redundancy and sick related pay. Read more

Preparing for a return to the office? Remember to check your health and safety arrangements!

With companies set to begin a phased return to the workplace, every company has a legal obligation to ensure that all of their health and safety arrangements and procedures have been reviewed and updated to reflect the change in circumstances. Read more

Budget 2021: Employment Matters Affecting You

On Wednesday, 3 March 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the UK's 2021 budget and, in his speech, stated that this budget 'meets the moment with a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people'. The UK Spring Budget outlines the Chancellor's three-part plan' towards the economic recovery, supporting those still struggling through the pandemic crisis. Read more

Payroll Update: Brexit & NIC Changes

As of 1 January 2021, an employee should begin to pay UK National Insurance contributions from the date of their arrival if they are coming to work permanently in the UK from the EU, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, or Switzerland and will only pay social security in one country, usually the UK if that’s where they are working. Exceptions to this rule are employees who have been lawfully residing in Ireland who will continue to pay social security contributions to Ireland when coming to work in the UK. Read more