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2nd August 2011

1 August 2011 - The long awaited government guidance on agency supply teachers came out today.

The main points are as follows: • An agency supply teacher must be paid the same holiday pay as a direct hire would have received. • It is the nature of the work that the agency supply teacher is engaged to do which determines pay rather than the worker’s qualifications. • 12 weeks…
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26th August 2011

HMRC brief on VAT treatment of supply staff

In Revenue & Customs Brief 32/11, published on 24 August 2011, HMRC confirms that it does not regard the Tribunal decision in Reed Employment Ltd v HMRC [2011] as applying to employment businesses supplying workers as principal.  In Reed, the tribunal held that a taxpayer who supplied temporary…
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26th August 2011

Illegal Contract does not necessarily preclude employment status

Connolly v Whitestone Solicitors UKEAT/2011/0445 the EAT held that an employee must know that his/her entitlement to self-employed status is “unsustainable” for his contract to be illegal.  Mr Connolly was a solicitor who had been offered employment but had opted to be self-employed for…
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