The agreed takeover of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc ('Ultra') by Cobham Group Holdings Ltd ('Cobham') has been referred by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng on national security grounds to the Competition and Markets Authority (the 'CMA').
Further to the publication of the DHSC's Health and Social Care White Paper earlier this year, the Health and Social Care Bill was put before Parliament in early July which would put the proposed changes on a legislative footing.
Changes to the Off-Payroll Regulations, commonly known as IR35, came into force on 6 April 2021 and could potentially affect the position of NEDs who are also providing services through their intermediary companies to the hirer company.
Many hirers wishing to continue engaging workers providing them services via a personal service company or intermediary are confused as to whether they are exempt from the Off Payroll Working Regulations or IR35 that came into force on 6th April 2021.
The widespread acknowledgment that many have suffered abuse without reporting it, has resulted in a new mantra from this year's edition, which can be simply summarised as 'see something, say something'.
In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the Tribunal did not err in law in concluding that employee, Mr Seccombe, was not disabled or, if he was, that his employer did not have knowledge of that disability.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that it was not a reasonable adjustment to continue to pay an employee their previous higher teacher rate after being moved to the lower paid role of cover supervisor because of their disability.