Swedish Derogation contracts to be abolished
Swedish Derogation contracts will be abolished from 06 April 2020 and by the end of April 2020, all Swedish Derogation employees will be entitled to equal pay.
Access to a key facts document
In order to increase transparency in the recruitment supply chain, the government will introduce a right for agency workers to receive a ‘key facts’ document at the point of registration (before a contract is signed). This will contain the following information:
Many workers aren't aware of their entitlement to holiday pay, and some employers don't pay workers the holiday pay they are due. The government have therefore announced the following:
From April 2020, IR35 legislation will change in the private sector and will mirror what is already happening in the public sector. It will become the client's responsibility to determine the IR35 status of a PSC (it is currently the PSC's responsibility). Liability for the incorrect payment of tax and NI will sit with Acorn (the party that pays the PSC) unless the client has failed to provide a correct IR35 determination. This will have huge implications for the contracting industry.
National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increase
The Government has announced that the National Living Wage (NLW) for over 25's will increase to £8.72 from 01 April 2020.
This is a 6.2% increase; the highest ever % increase.
It is predicted that approx. 3 million workers will benefit from this increase.
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for 21-24 year olds will increase from £7.70 to £8.20 an hour (6.5% increase).
The National Living Wage (NLW) was introduced 1st April 2016. From that date therefore, anyone aged 25 or over (not in the first year of an apprenticeship) became legally entitled to...Read more
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