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Off payroll, off limits? Important changes to IR35

The Government appears set to press ahead with more tax reforms in off-payroll worker arrangements.

Mark Leach
Mark Leach Partner

Pensions update: are staff pension costs within the education sector sustainable?

With pension contributions increasing, we have an increasing number of education clients considering ways to reduce pension cost and risk.

Jane Marshall
Jane Marshall Partner

Third party harassment: clarification from the Court of Appeal

Court of Appeal confirms that employers will generally not be liable for the harassment of an employee by a third party, unless dealt with in a manner…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

Group structures

A look at the ways in which you can structure your company and some of the reasons for, and potential tax benefits of, using group structures.

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner

Intervening cause or just foreseeable carelessness…?

The claimant’s act of seeking to climb onto a neighbouring balcony when locked out of his hotel room was an intervening cause that broke the chain of…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

NHSI cash recovery programme

NHS Improvement plans to recover £44 million for 50 NHS trusts, income lost from overseas patients potentially ineligible for treatment.

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

Illegality, dishonesty and ex turpi causa

A claimant who had agreed to set fire to the defendants' cars for £500 was unable to claim damages for malicious prosecution. The court had been…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

When is a Contract Written in Stone – Part 2

Last month Partner Andrew Cromby considered whether it was ever possible for a written contract to be drafted in such a way that it could not be…

Andrew Cromby
Andrew Cromby Partner

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