Posts by Marie Pegram

When the Levies Break

This April sees the imposition of two additional levies on employers, which may go down like, erm, a Led Zeppelin. The first of these is the Apprenticeship Levy, which is aimed at larger employers and is charged at 0.5% of an employer’s total wage bill. With the new public sector rules for IR35 coming into…

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Making Tax (Status) Digital

Employment agencies are at least partially off the hook over personal service companies (PSCs) working for Public Sector Bodies (PSBs). The recent release of draft Finance Bill 2017 clauses shows that Government did take heed of at least some respondents to consultation documents across summer and autumn this year. Concerns were expressed that employment intermediaries…

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Public Sector Bodies and IR35 Reform

The hoped for reprieve or, at least, delay in implementation of proposals contained in the March 2016 Budget and consulted on during the summer this year has not happened. In the ‘Autumn Statement 2016: Policy Costings’ there is one page on ‘Off-payroll working: implement consultation reforms’. This includes details of removal of the 5% allowance…

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IR35 – Intermediaries Legislation – explained

IR35 – Intermediaries Legislation – explained Big changes that will affect current IR35 legislation and recruitment agencies dealing in the public sector are due to be announced over the next few weeks, with  the Autumn Statement on 23rd November, followed shortly afterwards by draft legislation. IR35 legislation is already quite complicated, so we will be…

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Employee Engagement 101: Employer Value Proposition

Managing Director of LoveWorkLife, Paul Jacobs, joins us with a guest post on how an EVP creates THE difference between average and brilliant performance. The greatest challenge for all leaders is to attract, engage and retain outstanding team members who embrace and demonstrate the values and behaviours of their business. Developing long term relationships with…

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Employee Engagement 101: Bonus Schemes

Recruitment business owners often ask us about their options for putting in long term incentive schemes to retain and motivate key members of their team. The options are many and varied but in this blog series I will look at the usual suspects covering both cash based schemes and equity based schemes. Let’s start with…

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EU Manifesto from APSCo

If the headlines are anything to go by, the country continues to be confused by the media portrayal of the EU referendum. Last Thursday’s i newspaper’s depiction is probably the most accurate if the most disturbing. We reviewed both sides with recruitment businesses in mind last month, uncertainty the central theme of all reports. The…

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