Commercial Client News

Legal Costs of Defending Director Not Tax DeductibleDecember 11, 2017

To what extent are the costs of professional advice given to a director tax deductible by the company that he or she serves? A tribunal...

National Minimum Wage RatesDecember 4, 2017

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission's recommended rates for the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates that will...

Economic Reality Telling Factor in Planning AppealNovember 27, 2017

Aesthetic opinions differ dramatically and, in planning disputes, one property owner's dream is very often anathema to another. That was certainly so in one case...

HMRC Slammed for Unreasonable Behaviour As Costs Awarded to TaxpayerNovember 24, 2017

The increasing aggressiveness of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in dealing with taxpayers was recently given short shrift by the First-tier Tribunal (FTT), which criticised...

Letting Agency Fined for Breaches of Consumer Rights LegislationNovember 22, 2017

Professionals who deal directly with the public are subject to a battery of consumer protection rules and failing to comply with them can be costly,...

Equal Pay – Can You Compare One Type of Job With Another?November 20, 2017

For the purposes of equal pay legislation, can workers doing one job compare themselves with others performing an entirely different task when both are paid...

Uber Drivers Are Workers, Rules EATNovember 10, 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal last year that Uber drivers are workers, rather than being self-employed, and...

Banter Doesn’t Create a ContractNovember 9, 2017

The trouble with light-hearted discussions of important business matters in a social context is that none of those present can really be sure whether any...

Employee, Worker or Self-Employed Contractor?November 6, 2017

When distinguishing between employees, workers and self-employed contractors, bargaining positions can provide a useful litmus test. That was certainly so in a further case on...

Employment Tribunal Fee Refund Scheme LaunchedOctober 20, 2017

In July 2013, the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order introduced fees for bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal (ET) and...

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