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Best Assess #3

In parts one and two of this series we explored how firms can prepare their existing workforce ready for the transition by April 2021. In this final part we examine how to maintain ongoing compliance in the “new normal” or…

THE TIME HAS COME

The last nine months have certainly been difficult for the recruitment sector. We’re all operating in increasingly uncertain circumstances and while Covid-19 has understandably dominated business concerns, there are a number of other…

MORE THAN WORDS

With Covid-19 still dominating the global agenda, the clock is being turned back on issues of equality. Although the pandemic has galvanised companies to make statements of solidarity with marginalised groups, action has been less…

Xmas Gig

The holiday period is often a time of intense activity for gig (part-time, flexible) workers, particularly as heightened customer demand and order volumes skyrocket. Often employed on the premise of being a seasonal worker, the retail and…

Best Assess #2

It is vital that compliance protocols are established now, well ahead of April 2021, and many companies will seek help from their accountants and advisers to help ensure a cohesive transition.  Key to this is sourcing trustworthy compliance…

Best Assess #1

Dave Chaplin is CEO of IR35 compliance solution IR35 Shield.  In a three-part guide, he will outline the challenges of the incoming Off-Payroll legislation in the private sector, offer advice on how firms can best assess a workforce and…

Plug the Gap

The relationship between this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, and technology, is no secret. The events of this year have wed a sudden rise in remote working with opportunist cybercriminals preying on vulnerabilities within networks. Meanwhile,…

When is an umbrella not an umbrella?

With no further delay to the Off-Payroll legislation, many contractors who currently work through their own limited companies will be forced to review their options.  Some may opt to work through an umbrella model but it is important that…

D&I Together

For the past five years, I have built my career operating across recruitment and talent management for the digital sector, in a number of roles. Throughout this time, I have made connections with some of the most exciting, innovative and…

Opportunity Knocks

If we combine a global health pandemic with Brexit and then add the private sector IR35 reform into the mix, UK businesses have a lot to prepare for. That being said, these challenges and changes can create opportunity. Opportunities for…

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