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The Social Care Compliance Scheme: A wake-up call about sleep-in shifts?

At the start of November 2017, HMRC introduced the Social Care Compliance Scheme (the Scheme) for social care providers that may have incorrectly paid workers below legal minimum wage hourly rates for sleep-in shifts. We take a closer look at “sleep-in” shifts and national minimum/living wage issues connected to them.

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Buying Property through your pension –SIPPs

Why it might be good to take a SIPP Helen Marsh explores SIPPs and why using such vehicles could be a shrewd way to save longer-term. Advantages: The advantages of investing in property through a self-invested personal pension (“SIPP”) include: tax relief on contributions paid into your SIPP; exemption from Income Tax on receipt of […]

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Voluntary overtime?

A recent case has confirmed that inclusion of certain voluntary overtime in holiday pay calculations is not voluntary.

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Employment Tribunal fees cease to be payable!

On Wednesday 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court found that fees in the Employment Tribunal & Employment Appeal Tribunal prevented access to justice and are unlawful. Fees have immediately ceased to be payable for claims in the ET and appeals to the EAT. All fees paid since the fee regime was introduced in 2013 are to be reimbursed.

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