Day: March 18, 2020

Preparing your business for IR35

Employment law team from Aaron & Partners have produced a list of top tips aimed at helping UK business owners of UK SMEs understand IR35

Leading law firm Aaron & Partners has put together a list of five top tips aimed at business owners managers and HR professionals to help them prepare for the IR35 tax changes coming into effect in April 2020.

Claire Brook, an Employment Law Partner at Aaron & Partners, provides practical advice to a range of UK-based clients on all aspects of employment law, with a specialism in legislative changes and contractual terms and policies.

Claire said: “There is still a lot of confusion around IR35 and a huge amount of inaccurate information that businesses seem to be picking up.Despite the government recently announcing a number of proposed changes to IR35 reform, there is still nothing to suggest any delay to the implementation.

“The changes will

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Hawksmoor restaurant chain closes down temporarily creating job losses

Restaurant chain Hawksmoor is closing all of its restaurants as coronavirus hits the hospitality industry and forces firms to cut jobs.

The London-based steakhouse and cocktail bar business announced the temporary measure “in the interest of public health” on Tuesday night.

A statement by owners Will Beckett and Huw Gott posted online said it meant they had to “end the employment of some of the wonderful people” who work for them.

It comes a day after Boris Johnson asked people to stop non-essential contact and avoid pubs in a bid to slow the spread of the disease.

Hawksmoor operates eight restaurants in London, Manchester and Edinburgh and had in 2020 planned to expand to New York.

Beckett and Gott said temporary move was aimed at guaranteeing the long-term survival of the chain. It is not known how many staff have lost their jobs.

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Monadelphous withdraws guidance

Engineering and construction contractor Monadelphous no longer expects its revenue to grow by 10 per cent this financial year, saying the economic slowdown and uncertain outlook meant it was unable to provide guidance.… Read More

WSJ editor: We will continue to report fully and deeply on China

Matt Murray, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal shot in the WSJ newsroom. Axel Dupeux for The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal editor in chief Matt Murray issued the following statement in response to China’s decision to expel its journalists:

China’s unprecedented attack on freedom of the press comes at a time of unparalleled global crisis. Trusted news reporting from and about China has never been more important. We oppose government interference with a free press anywhere in the world. Our commitment to reporting fully and deeply on China is unchanged.

Matt Murray

Editor in Chief, The Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones Newswires

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