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Councils facing potential £1bn shortfall in adult social care funding

Councils across the country, including Kent County Council, were able for the first time in 2016 to increase their council tax bills by up to 2% to address the funding crisis in adult social care.  The additional money raised by this increase was ring-fenced and could only be used to pay for adult social care. This new scheme rais…

What does the introduction of a £9.00 per hour minimum wage by 2020 mean for you?

The glib answer is that if you are being paid the current minimum wage of £6.50 per hour this represents more than a 38% pay increase and that if you are under 25 it will not apply to you anyway. But this answer fails to address the impact of such an increase on employees and employers. Also it does not really address the question…

Budget targets personal services companies

The 2nd Budget announcement came with a jarring attack on contractors who run their own limited companies. Recruiters and payroll companies all knew this was the route the HMRC were going to take with the new rules making it impossible for some sectors to be directors of their own companies, and thus technically impossible to pay …

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