The UK Supreme Court ruled that a supermarket chain was not liable for a data breach caused by a disgruntled employee. The ruling is narrow, however, and employers must consider a number of factors in its wake.
In accordance with Theresa May’s Good Work Plan consultations in 2018, a number of new requirements went into effect this month for UK employers. This post addresses critical changes to written statements of employment.
The UK released its 2020 budget, which will invest an estimated 640 billion pounds into the country’s infrastructure. This post summarizes important tax-related announcements from the budget.
The UK has introduced rules to eliminate the advantages of owning UK property through an offshore investment vehicle such as a company or trust. The process is known as "enveloping," and as a result of the new rules, many shareholders of UK companies are considering "de-enveloping" their properties by transferring them to personal ownership.
Vistra’s Pete Doyle has helped companies expand into the UK for nearly three decades. In this interview, he talks about evolving corporate expansion strategies, the top risks of operating in the UK, why complying with VAT requirements has an outsized importance for multinationals, and more.
Until this year, UK employers had to acquire physical documents from their employees as proof of their right to work in the UK, a process many found needlessly cumbersome. Employers may now fulfil their obligations using an online service, which provides real-time information on migrants’ right-to-work status.
The UK’s off-payroll working rules, commonly referred to as IR35, tell employers how to classify contractors and other workers. They’re already complex, but changes effective next year will make them even more difficult to understand and follow. We tell you what you need to do to prepare.
Whether Brexit is hard or soft, right around the corner or further delayed, the UK’s departure from the EU will have a significant effect on local staffing. The key to avoiding a shortfall may lie in rethinking recruitment strategies.
It's still not too late to prepare your organization for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. This post provides a checklist of critical steps to take now to protect your organization.
Starting in April, the UK government will tax income derived from intellectual property held by non-UK companies in low-tax jurisdictions. We explain the new rule, who has to follow it and how it reflects a global trend.
Many multinationals operating in or considering expanding to the UK are concerned Brexit may make the region less attractive to employers. This post explores steps UK organizations can take to mitigate the short- and long-term effects of Brexit on their employees and their own organizations.
We tell you what UK VAT payers can expect to face if the UK can’t reach an agreement with the EU about the terms of its exit.