THE UK's gig economy continues to boom, now playing home to an estimated five million self-employed people, and shows no sign of slowing down. The world of work has changed, but the law arguably has b[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about The plus side of being self-employed
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QUESTION: I have been following with interest the recent case of Lorraine Kelly and how she successfully argued that she was not an employee of ITV but a self-employed business person. Can you explain the key facts in this case and what self-employed contractors can take from it? ANSWER: The employment intermediary rules, known as IR35, impose employment taxes on a Personal Service Company (PSC) where the arrangements between the worker and the end client are such that, if engaged directly, the worker would have been an employee. In this case the PSC must treat the amounts received as employment income of the individual and operate PAYE and NIC.The recent case of television presenter, Lorraine Kelly, who successfully defeated HMRC at a tax tribunal for her work with ITV Breakfast. The case also involved the question as to whether agent fees were a deductible employment expense.Between 2012 and 2014 Lorraine Kelly was contracted, via her own company which was set up in 1992, to present … [Read more...] about Employed or self-employed? TV host shows us the way!
By Erin Douglas Published 11:43 am CDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 A group of Uber drivers wait for passengers in a lot outside George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The flexibility of being an Uber driver is attractive to many, but the job's uncertain income isn't for everyone. less A group of Uber drivers wait for passengers in a lot outside George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The flexibility of being an Uber driver is attractive to many, but the job's uncertain income ... more Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A group of Uber drivers wait for passengers in a lot outside George Bush … [Read more...] about Self-employed businesses on the rise, Census data shows
Melissa Nann Burke and Beth LeBlanc The Detroit News Published 9:22 p.m. UTC Jul 18, 2018 Washington — U.S. House hopeful Rashida Tlaib has paid herself a $4,000-a-month salary from campaign funds, which is legal under federal rules and common, experts say. Tlaib, a former state lawmaker from Detroit, is running in the Democratic primary in the 13th District to succeed resigned U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. along with five other candidates. Tlaib reported her salary — $4,000 a month in May and June — in her latest filing with the Federal Election Commission. Tlaib says she took a leave of absence from her position as a lawyer for the Sugar Law Center for Economical & Social Justice to campaign, cutting down her hours at the firm to seven a week. Campaign donors want her to win and understand that entails stepping away from a steady paycheck to spend more time with voters, Tlaib said. “I pay exactly what I need for me … [Read more...] about U.S. House hopeful Tlaib pays self salary from campaign funds
Councils in central London have gender pay gaps ranging from 1% to 5% in their median hourly earnings between men and women. The figures were revealed under new legislation which means organisations employing more than 250 people have to disclose the differences in pay . They are represented as a median hourly rate - which takes all the wages from the highest to the lowest and looks at the hourly earnings of the worker in the middle. For women employed by the City of London Corporation, their earnings were 99p for every £1 their male counterparts get, calculated at a difference of 1.4%. Women make up 43% of the highest earners and 46% of those on the lowest wages. Read More Latest local elections news The City of London Corporation said it was "fully committed to providing equal pay and opportunity to all our employees". It has introduced new policies including improved maternity pay and shared parental and adoption leave, while there is a “gender anonymised” … [Read more...] about What are the gender pay gaps at central London councils?