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Equal Pay Day

Today is Equal Pay Day. This means that due to pay differences between men and women, women will essentially be working for free for the remainder of the year, 51 days. According to facts from the Fawcett Society, campaigners for equal pay, the average pay gap between men and women is 18.4% and shockingly, it is estimated that it …

What does the introduction of a £9.00 per hour minimum wage by 2020 mean for you?

The glib answer is that if you are being paid the current minimum wage of £6.50 per hour this represents more than a 38% pay increase and that if you are under 25 it will not apply to you anyway. But this answer fails to address the impact of such an increase on employees and employers. Also it does not really address the question…

Budget targets personal services companies

The 2nd Budget announcement came with a jarring attack on contractors who run their own limited companies. Recruiters and payroll companies all knew this was the route the HMRC were going to take with the new rules making it impossible for some sectors to be directors of their own companies, and thus technically impossible to pay …