Month: November 2013

John McCririck was not Discriminated Against by Channel 4

In John McCririck v Channel 4 Television Corporation and another, the Employment Tribunal recently considered whether 72 year old horse racing pundit John McCririck had suffered direct discrimination on the ground of age. Mr McCririck was a regular television presenter for Channel 4 and had been covering horse racing on television since 1981. He became …   Read more

A Song and Dance as Class 1 Becomes Classes 2 and 4: NI for Entertainers

HMRC has published the outcome of its consultation over a change in the National Insurance status of entertainers (persons employed as actors, singers or musicians). At present, entertainers enjoy separate treatment, in that they are all deemed for NI purposes to be “employed”, even if they are taxed as self-employed. The reason for this is to provide access for entertainers to earnings-related contributory …   Read more