NIC changes: further guidance required

The ongoing saga around HMRC’s tax changes has continued gathering pace over the past few days. Several firms, including TLT and Trowers & Hamlins, have now confirmed that they will be consulting with their fixed-share partners about contributing more capital in a bid to ensure they maintain their self-employed status. As a result, their firms hope they won’t be faced with a hefty new national insurance bill.

Matt Byrne

The next stage is expected early next week, when HMRC is due to publish further guidance. Don’t miss Baker Tilly’s George Bull’s pithy opinion on an issue that isn’t going away any time soon.

Elsewhere in this issue of The Lawyer Management you’ll find briefings on technology from Datacert, highlighting how with the right technology, in-house counsel can more proactively manage legal risk, cut costs and improve productivity and also offering a new anti-corruptionchecklist; and from Autonomy, outlining the available options for private practice when safeguarding a client’s information governance strategies.