Monthly Archives: May 2022

More on TV / radio presenters and IR35

Another twist in the tale of TV and Radio Presenters in dispute with HMRC about whether they are self-employed or not. The short version – according to this report on the Contractor Weekly website – is that Paul Hawksbee – … Continue reading

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Ireland ‘Universal Basic Income for artists’ update

As mentioned here previously, the Irish government is toying with the idea of offering a Universal Basic Income for artists and arts sector workers [£] to help even out the bumpy income that comes with freelancing. More details are emerging … Continue reading

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“Fewer opportunities” and “less attention to merit” – Apple’s anti-union playbook

A leaked talking-points memo from Apple shows how the use of FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) reminds us that employers rarely present themselves being as anti-union in principle.

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April inflation figures – again, worse than expected

Even by the standards of the past 18 months where all forecasts have been shown to be over-optimistic, the leap in CPI inflation between March and April from 7% up to 9% is a startling one. Here’s the ONS summary … Continue reading

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BFC Working Safety During CoViD-19 Guidance

Here is the latest version of the British Film Commission guidance on this issue [pdf] (posted without comment).

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