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Contractors – Are You Protected Against Subcontractor Insolvencies?

The insolvency of one of the companies within a contractual chain can cause major difficulties for all concerned. However, as one High Court case showed, professional drafting of agreements can provide invaluable protection against such risks. A large contractor had employed a building and civil engineering subcontractor to work on nine major construction...

Proceeds of Crime – Prosecuting Authorities Have Long Memories

Prosecuting authorities have long memories and those who profit from crime can be pursued for their ill-gotten gains for many years after they have otherwise paid their debt to society. One case concerned a tax fraudster who had still only paid a fraction of a £6.25 million confiscation order 17 years after he was convicted. The man had long ago completed an...

Leaky Tower Block Developer Wins £300,000 Interim Payment

Construction disputes inevitably take time to resolve and that can cause cash flow problems. However, as one High Court case showed, judges have the power to make interim compensation awards to those who have a cast-iron case. The case concerned a 10-storey office block which began to be seriously affected by water ingress seven years after it was completed. Its...

Premier League Club Triumphs in Transfer Market Tax Dispute

The distinction between taxable remuneration arising from employment and tax-free compensation for the surrender of employment rights is a crucial one but has proved perennially tricky. In a test case of critical importance to professional sports clubs and their players, a tribunal ruled that termination payments made to two Premier League footballers fell on...

Employment Status – Uber Case Must Go to Court of Appeal

After losing its case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, which found that Uber drivers are workers and thus have the right to be paid the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage and to receive holiday pay (Uber B.V. and Others v Aslam and Others), Uber disputed the finding and continues to insist that its drivers are self-employed and value the fact...

National Minimum Wage Rates 2018/2019

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommended rates for the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) that will apply from 1 April 2018. These are as follows: The NLW, which applies to those aged 25 and over, will increase from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour; The NMW for 21- to 24-year-olds will increase from...