Month: December 2021

Trips Agreement Patent Waiver

The World Trade Organization`s (WTO) Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement has been a topic of intense discussion lately, as countries across the world are calling for a temporary patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines. The TRIPS agreement, which came into force on January 1, 1995, is a comprehensive agreement on intellectual property …

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Will Ir35 Kill Contracting

As the implementation of IR35 regulations draws near, fear and uncertainty have been gripping the UK contracting community. With the new tax laws set to come into effect on April 6, 2021, many contractors are now left wondering if IR35 will kill contracting for good. IR35, or the “off-payroll working rules,” was introduced by …

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