January Employment Law & HR Legislation

Over the coming months there are notable changes to the employment law legislation that your business may need to consider.

Prepare for changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35).

From April 2021 the rules for engaging individuals through personal service companies are changing. The responsibility for determining whether the off-payroll working rules (sometimes known as IR35) apply will move to the organisation receiving an individual’s services.

This advice is to help you prepare before the changes come in. You can find more information about how to prepare and who it affects here.

Job Retention Scheme extended until 30th April 2021.

Until the end of April 2021, employer’s can continue to claim 80% of an employee’s salary for hours not worked (up to a maximum of £2,500 per month). You can find out which employees you can put on furlough and claim for through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme here.

Brexit: The new rules are here – keeping your business moving

Doing business with Europe has changed. You need to follow the new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring. You can use the Brexit checker to receive a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family. Find out more here.

The information above has been obtained from government information at GOV.UK.