The Upper Tribunal (UT) has considered the issue of control in the case of Christa Ackroyd Media Ltd –v- The Commissioners for HMRC and has upheld the decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) that IR35 applied.
This decision, whilst consistent with the previous approaches taken in respect of the issue of control, highlights again the importance of the written contract terms, and the need to consider all factors when assessing control.
With the spotlight remaining on IR35 and the planned shift of responsibility and risk to private sector end users/clients from April 2020, accurately assessing the deemed status of contractors is key.
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In this session, we examined the legal framework around grant funded collaborations and discussed the key risks to be aware of, including IP ownership and compliance with grant terms.
Official statistics show that 15,336 claims which included a complaint of age discrimination were received at the Employment Tribunals between March 2020 and March 2021.
Law firm Browne Jacobson has collaborated with Wiltshire Council and Christ Church Business School on the launch event of The Council Company Best Practice and Innovation Network, a platform which brings together academic experts and senior local authority leaders, allowing them to share best practice in relation to council companies.
The outcome of the Employment Tribunal claim brought by Gulnaz Raja against Starling Bank Limited (1) (Starling), and Matthew Newman (2) was reported last month.