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Archive | November, 2016

Victory for Uber drivers

A case brought by Uber drivers, supported by their trade union GMB, has resulted in a verdict with far-reaching consequences. The court held that the drivers could not be treated as self-employed, but were in fact workers; this means that the minimum ¬†wage should apply, they should get statutory sick pay, parental leave and paid […]

Free money for employees!

Free? Well, it’s free in the same way that cash is free from the “free” cash machine. “Trivial” benefits paid to employees do not cost anything (in tax and national insurance) in the same way that the cash machine won’t charge you for using it. Trivial benefits also do not need to be declared on […]