To help businesses keep track of updates in UK legislation and policies, VinciWorks regularly publishes a regulatory update. Our regulatory agenda for August covers the latest COVID-19 government guidance, EU developments, acts of Parliament, bills before Parliament, open consultations and more.
What’s new this month?
The UK continues to take steps to re-open the economy following from lockdown in the first half of the year. The government is taking steps to encourage companies to get back to the office and people back into shops, bars and restaurants, helped in part by the Business and Planning Act which eased rules on the use of outdoor spaces in England, for example.
The much-delayed IR35 passed with the Finance Act The new rules – which will shift responsibility for deciding how contactors should be taxed onto the employing businesses – will now come into force APRIL 2021.
New parents will get a boost. Following a consultation, the government is proposing to extend the redundancy protection period to six months once a new mother has returned to work and extend those protections to those taking adoption leave. Former Women and Equalities Minister Maria Miller has moved a private members’ bill to the same effect.
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