Lap dancer wins employment status dispute…

The price of a lap dance may just have gone up following the recent employment status dispute in the case of Quashie v Stringfellow Restaurants Ltd [2012]. Miss Quashie was engaged as a self-employed lap dancer at Stringfellow’s restaurant where, in 2008 she was dismissed for taking and dealing drugs. She subsequently brought a claim.. read more →

Using a CIS payroll company? Choose carefully!

If your business is considering using a company to protect you from employment status challenges, choose that company very carefully. There are other companies offering similar services as Marble however subtle differences in how they operate (and what they offer) have significant implications on the protection they may or may not provide your company with. Payroll and.. read more →

So you think they are self-employed?

If you engage self-employed sole-traders you need to be 100% confident that you could successfully argue a challenge by HMRC even against the most stubborn HMRC officer. If HMRC conduct a routine compliance review on your company they will almost certainly question whether the self-employed individuals you engage should have been employees. We have listed.. read more →

HMRC win employment status dispute! Eric Newman Developments

Can anyone else spot a pattern? Weight Watchers, December 2011: Employment relationship Philip John Wright, January 2012: Employment relationship Barney v HMRC, January 2012:      Employment relationship And now, Eric Newman Developments in February 2012: Employment relationship The last four cases to go before the tax tribunals concerning employment status have all concluded that the relationship.. read more →

Reed’s Expensive Expenses!

Someone in Reed Recruitment will no doubt be looking for a new job after the company were hit with a £158m liability for paying out expenses to their workers when they should not have been. The contract Reed implemented was not considered to be ‘overarching’ a concept which is absolutely fundamental if they were not.. read more →