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Tag: self employed


When Signed Agreements Fail

A recent finding of an Employment Tribunal has added fuel to the call for greater clarity concerning the definition of a “worker”. This case O’Eachtiarna and others v CitySprint (UK) involved five cycle couriers who were engaged by CitySprint. The couriers claimed they were entitled to holiday pay as they were “workers” for the company a point that was contested by the respondent.


Latest update on the Self-Employment Income Support & Flexible Furlough Schemes

Read our factsheet article to get the lowdown on the Coronavirus Job Retention and Self-Employment Income Support Schemes.


Coronavirus Scheme for the Self Employed

On 26 March 2020 Rashi Sunak announced support for the self employed; namely a taxable grant of 80% of average earnings calculated over the last three years up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.  It is available for those with trading profits of up to £50,000 per annum and whose majority of income is from self employment.

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