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Nov
22

Employment Tribunal Ruling on Overtime and Holiday Pay

As you may have seen widely reported in the media, a crucial recent legal judgment means that employers may need to make changes to the way they calculate holiday pay for employees working overtime. In the case of Bear Scotland and others v Fulton and others the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that that the […]

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Nov
21

Off Street Car Parking Update- Can we consider it ‘parked’?

The seemingly basic question of whether or not local authorities should be entitled to treat their off street car parking charges as outside the scope of VAT was first posed to H M Customs and Excise (as it was) almost 14 years ago and, following formal legal action fronted by four local authorities (Isle of […]

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Nov
20

Councillors’ Travel Expenses – Update

Following our recent e-alert, we have received a large number of enquiries from local authorities regarding the tax and National Insurance position in respect of councillors’ home to work travelling expenses and have undertaken several reviews to help councils understand their level of risk. It seems that HMRC is continuing to maintain its interest on […]

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Nov
18

Update – Councillors’ Travelling Expenses to be Exempted from Tax/NIC

On 22nd July 2014 HM Treasury issued a ministerial statement advising that legislation will be introduced to provide for a specific exemption from tax and National Insurance Contributions in relation to travelling expenses for Councillors, including travelling between home and the Council offices. This has been a contentious issue for some time now and the […]

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