Monthly Archives: April 2021

Tony Lennon on IR35 for live events workers

Tony Lennon spoke to members of Bectu’s Live Events Network members. It’s behind the member-login on the website under Webinars (IR35 Impacts for Sole Traders & PSCs) but also on YouTube here:  

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Umbrella Companies (and other complex intermediaries)

There have been calls, particularly from the education unions, to have some kind of licencing scheme to make sure that ‘Umbrella’ companies (and other intermediaries that sit between a worker and an employer) to be properly regulated. Some unions are … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know from Bectu about the coronavirus return to work

In the autumn of 2020, we pulled together a Need To Know page about the coronavirus return to work. It covers a wide range of issues including… The union’s views on terms and conditions around the return to work Safe … Continue reading

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IR35 and Self Employed Sole Traders

This is one of those posts that comes with an important footnote (see below) that you’re going to need to read before taking any notice of what I say here, but there is an important fact that most of the … Continue reading

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National Living Wage and other wage minimums – 2021 changes

On April 1st 2021, the national living wage increased 2.2% from £8.72 to £8.91. This is an annual pay rise of £345 for a full-time employee on this rate. However, prior to this year, the NLW was only applied to … Continue reading

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The ‘nine-month rule’ on self-employed status for engagements in film and TV.

This is a useful account of the changes that occured in late 2019 to the Film, Television and Production Industry Guidance Notes. The thing most people noticed about this was the updated list. However, Lesley Furber also notes that the … Continue reading

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