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Employment Status

Posted on: June 18th, 2020 by cfEditor

Employment status continues to be a key issue in many businesses and will continue to be so specifically in relation to the changes which are due to come into force next year regarding IR35. (more…)

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Redundancy

Posted on: June 5th, 2020 by cfEditor

Visa and Immigration update

Posted on: April 21st, 2020 by cfEditor

The Home Office has made temporary changes to its guidance for visitors, migrant workers and their sponsors in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. An overview of the changes is set out below.

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FIFA update on COVID-19 – non-core regulatory matters

Posted on: April 17th, 2020 by cfEditor

Following on from our previous update in relation to FIFA proposals in respect of key regulatory matters, the working group established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council has identified other non-core matters that could be affected by COVID-19, specifically: (more…)

FIFA update on COVID-19 – key issues and proposals

Posted on: April 17th, 2020 by cfEditor

On Tuesday 7 April, a working group established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council (the ‘Working Group’) published a set of guidelines (available here) to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on the football industry and a number of key issues that will need to be resolved in the coming months. (more…)

Extension of IR35 is postponed

Posted on: April 6th, 2020 by cfEditor

The Government has confirmed that the extension of IR35 to medium and large companies in the private sector will be postponed by a year, to 6 April 2021, due to the uncertainty surrounding businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (more…)

Is your business ready for the changes taking effect on 6 April 2020?

Posted on: March 31st, 2020 by cfEditor

From 6 April 2020, information which must be given to employees and workers is changing (following the publication of the Good Work Plan in December 2018). (more…)

Latest updates from FIFA – transfer system reform

Posted on: March 4th, 2020 by cfEditor

Further to our recent update on the upcoming changes to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (“RSTP”), the FIFA Stakeholders Committee met last week (27 February 2020) and agreed further proposals for the reform of the transfer system. A copy of the FIFA press release can be found here. (more…)

Latest updates to the FIFA RSTP – important changes for clubs

Posted on: February 21st, 2020 by cfEditor

On 13 February 2020 FIFA published a circular outlining some significant amendments it has made to the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (“RSTP”). The updated version of the RSTP incorporating these changes can be found here. (more…)

Private sector; know your obligations in relation to IR35

Posted on: February 12th, 2020 by cfEditor

From 6 April 2020, if a company uses an individual / a contractor (usually through a personal service company (“PSC”)) who provides services to a company then the onus will be on the company to assess whether an individual working through a PSC would have been regarded as an employee if they were engaged directly by the company (i.e. the fee payer) and not through a PSC. If, after an assessment, the answer is YES then it will usually be the company who will be obliged to deduct and account for income tax and NICs on the monies that it pays to the PSC (IR35 will be applicable). (more…)