From 6 April 2021, it will be the responsibility of medium and large private sector organisations to assess whether contractors working through an intermediary come within the ambit of IR35.
Our experience of life is largely determined by the states of mind with which we meet it.
Much of modern Western culture encourages us to think that if we want to be happier, we can achieve this by changing something in our external environment.
The great wisdom traditions of the world teach that changing our internal environment is of far greater importance. That when it comes to living with greater happiness and peace, our states of consciousness are far more important than external circumstances. Our lives are predominantly shaped by our thoughts.
The famous ‘Serenity Prayer’ (adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs) asks that we be granted the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference. We may have little influence over a large part of our external environment at the moment (and generally). But what we can change, with a little determination and courage, is our internal environment.
In this podcast, Chris reflects on how meditation can help put us in the best position to change what we can change: how we relate to life.
The 'Chocolate Snowman Appeal' is an amazing initiative that Anthony Collins Solicitors' (ACS) employees take part in every year.
The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) is said to be the most significant and wide-ranging change to the regulatory environment for higher risk building (HRBs) for over 45 years.
On 4 November 2020, the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into force; exit payments for the public sector were capped at £95,000.
The case was brought by the Official Receiver who sought disqualification orders under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) against the seven trustees of Kids Company and its CEO. It illustrates well the tension between the role of a fulltime paid CEO of a large charity and the role of its board as voluntary trustees/directors.
At the end of 2020, The Charity Governance Code was updated or 'refreshed' as it is termed on its website.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is today (Thursday 11 February) revealing the scale of its social impact during 2020.
In their first podcast of this series, current and future trainees will discuss their journey and route to securing a training contract at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
A recent prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive ("HSE") demonstrates the importance of organisations regularly inspecting, maintaining, and if necessary, repairing or replacing street furnitur
This is the second in our series of ebriefings on the Government's Green Paper: Transforming public procurement. The first one on public procurement principles can be found here.
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