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Spring Budget ushers in property tax shake-up

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The Chancellor delivered his 2024 ‘Budget for long-term growth’ in the face of an upcoming general election. Although the headlines have been dominated by the news that employee National Insurance Contributions will be cut further to eight per cent, Mr Hunt also announced several measures, which changed how certain property taxes will be applied. Largely […]

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Holiday accrual to come in for zero-hours workers

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Following changes to the Working Time Regulations 1998 in January 2024, further amendments are set to come into force on 1 April 2024 relating to leave entitlement for workers on irregular hours. Upcoming changes will apply to workers on zero-hours or irregular hours contracts, as well as those who are on ‘part-year’ contracts, such as […]

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Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 – Companies House changes now in effect

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The initial provisions of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 came into effect on 4 March 2024. These updates mandate that from 5 March 2024, every company must, when submitting their next Confirmation Statement (form CS01): Provide a registered email address for communications – Companies House will utilise this email for correspondence with […]

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The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 – Understanding the impact on pay in the hospitality sector

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In a significant development for the hospitality industry, the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 (the Act), which received Royal Assent on May 2, 2023, is set to revolutionize tipping payment practices across the UK. Due to come into force on 1 July 2024, and affecting approximately two million workers in the sector, this new […]