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Asbestos Health and Safety Risks

16th October 2019

How To Manage Asbestos

Introduction If you’re responsible for any premises, managing any asbestos which may be present is a high priority. There are a number of rules regarding how to do this, but we still see many businesses getting it wrong! This guide has been developed to cover the essential requirements of how to go about fulfilling your […]

Changes to IR35 - calculator, pen & paperclip on top of financial charts

9th October 2019

Getting ready for the off-payroll tax reforms – changes to IR35

IR35 is a tax law initiative introduced in April 2000 to address issues of ‘deemed employment’ where a business engages workers on a self-employed basis, (usually through intermediaries) rather than on an employment contract, essentially ‘disguising’ the worker as an employee. There are benefits to the company in using this method, alleviating the requirement to […]

Judges Gavel

24th September 2019

Director Sentenced For Safety Breaches

What’s happened? The Director of the now-dissolved landscaping company R K United Ltd has recently been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered life-changing injuries from using a lorry loader which was in an appalling condition. An employee of R K United Ltd was using a lorry loader crane to deliver a load of […]

Excavator digging the ground

22nd September 2019

Groundworks Company Hit With £10,000 Fine

What’s happened? A groundworks company has been fined after a security guard working on-site suffered serious hand injuries which resulted in him being off work for over 7 months as a result. A plant driver employed by Groundworks Company – APK Earthmoving Limited requested the assistance of a security guard working for a separate company […]