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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

TUPE, Or Not TUPE?

A raft of recent cases has significantly narrowed the circumstances in which The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) will apply to “service provision changes”, creating uncertainty and potentially unforeseen financial consequences for parties involved in the contracting-out, contracting-in or re-tendering of services.  This blog summarises the key issues arising from the cases.

In a nutshell…

It has now become much more difficult to satisfy the service provision change requirements of TUPE.

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LChalmers

HMRC Proposals – Threatening Fields Of Promise?

The Government has published its consultation document on the use of offshore employment intermediaries and it has significant implications for employers that use such structures. The draft legislation was published on 19 July this year and the consultation period ends on 8 August. The changes are intended to take effect from the next tax year.

The Government’s concern is that since the 1990s there has been a rise in the number of workers “based in the UK, working in the UK for UK-based companies”, but employed by offshore employers.

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LChalmers

Look Who’s Coming to Dinner

The property market is bringing unlikely partners to the same table and there are new opportunities on the menu.

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