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Minimum Contributions For Auto-Enrolment Pension Schemes To Increase From April 2019

The minimum level of contributions into auto-enrolment pension schemes will increase from the 6th April 2019, with both employers and employees obliged to make increased contributions. Auto-Enrolment Pension Schemes: Increased Contributions Currently, employers have to pay a 2% contribution into auto-enrolment pension schemes, whilst employees have to pay 3%. However, from the 6th April 2019, […]

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The Uber Appeal Is To Be Heard On The 30th October 2018

The Uber appeal against an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling that its drivers were workers will be heard by the Court of Appeal on the 30th October 2018. In the meantime, the Work and Pensions Committee, chaired by MP Frank Field, has launched an inquiry into why a number of firms have still not recognised […]

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Uber Appeal To Supreme Court

Following the defeat of the Uber appeal in the EAT, Uber is now seeking permission to bypass the Court of Appeal in order to take its appeal directly to the Supreme Court. The Uber Appeal On the 10th November 2017, the EAT handed down its judgment in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others […]

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Uber Lose Appeal, As EAT Rules Its Drivers Are Workers

Uber has lost its appeal, as the EAT rule that Uber drivers are workers in a decision that was handed down on Friday 10th November 2017. Although Uber plan to appeal the decision, the ruling will have major ramifications for the gig economy. Aslam and others v Uber BV and others (2016) At first instance, […]

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Addison Lee Courier Held To Be Worker In ‘Gig Economy’ Case

A courier working for taxi company, Addison Lee, has been held by the Central London Employment Tribunal to be a worker, and not a self-employed independent contractor, in the latest ‘gig economy’ case on the issue of employment status. Gig Economy: The Addison Lee Ruling Employment judge, Joanna Wade, held at the Central London Employment […]

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ACAS Annual Report For 2016/17 Published. Shows Slight Increase In Early Conciliation Notifications

ACAS has just published its 2016/17 report and the ACAS annual report shows only a marginal increase in early conciliation notifications of 0.1% compared with the previous year. The 2016/17 ACAS Annual Report Findings The findings of the ACAS annual report were:- There was a 0.1% increase in the number of early conciliation notifications compared […]

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Report Urges Government To Protect ‘Gig Economy’ Workers

In a report into the ‘gig economy’, Frank Field MP has called for an “emergency intervention” by the Government to protect workers. ‘Gig Economy’ Report Findings The findings of the ‘gig economy’ report, include the following:- Workers being fined for failing to work whilst ill. One worker stated: “If I fail to turn up to […]