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Big Picture - August 2018

Paul Malley

Paul Malley | Managing Director

Thursday 30th Aug, 2018

The "Off-payroll working in the private sector" consultation is now closed so this month we look at the submissions made and what we feel HMRCs current position is likely to be. We have read many of the submissions made by interested parties such as the CIPD, ICAEW, APSCo and PRISM and have attended several round table meetings with HMRC and it’s clear to see that very few people feel a change to the law in the private sector is a good idea. However what HMRC will do with all of the information they have received remains to be seen and we will know more in the November Budget.

There has also been lots of press coverage on raising awareness of mental health including an increasing number of high profile campaigns backed by celebrities and even royalty that continue to push this issue into the spotlight. 1 in 4 people will experience mental health issues at some point in their lives and whilst many of us will face challenges but may need no or little support others will need more intervention and help to overcome specific and individual trials.

This month we share our thoughts on mental health and why we as a business we feel it's important to support these efforts of raising awareness of what is such an important issue. The article shares with you evidence that staying in work can be a great help to those affected by mental health issues and working in general means better physical and mental health. It also provides some helpful tips on how to look after your mental health because that is just as important as your physical health so you need to look after it!

And finally we have just completed our latest annual customer satisfaction survey for our umbrella company My Max so we share with you what our umbrella company employees had to say about us.