Read the July/August edition of our quarterly newsletter

16th August 2019

With the summer holidays well underway, the England World Cup cricket win behind us and a new prime minister and government settling in, it’s tempting to try to switch off, enjoy the warmer weather and block out some of the noise. Nothing stands still for long, however, so employers and workers alike need to keep abreast of rules changes that are likely to affect them. Our latest July/August newsletter addresses several work-related issues. In our feature story, we highlight recent changes in employment law including the right of all workers to detailed payslips recording their hours worked, helping to enforce compliance on weekly and nightly working limits.

The IR35 rules have also come under scrutiny as some major tribunal cases have found against HMRC and in favour of contractors. Although the examples we’ve seen are for TV presenters, the principles in each case set a precedent for workers in other industries. With IR35 still pegged to roll out to the private sector next year, there are still serious questions about the accuracy of HMRC’s tools and processes. Our other stories in this edition include:

  • Could you be using simplified expenses? – Sole traders and partnerships can opt to use the simplified expenses rules. Find out if it could work for your business.
  • A question of property – Cuts to the tax relief rules for principal private residence and letting relief are coming in from next April in the latest round of changes to hit landlords.

We hope you enjoy reading our PDF newsletter which can be downloaded below. If you would like to have more information about any of the articles in the newsletter and their possible impact on you, please let us know.

Thompson Jenner LLP July/August 2019 Newsletter

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