Author: Sophie Lewis

Silver Self-Employed workers work less and earn more

The average ‘Silver Self-Employed’ worker is taking home an annual salary of almost £40,000, yet only works an average 21 hours a week.

Self-employed sector welcomes PM’s tribute to the UK’s SME’s

The IPSE and FSA both welcome Prime Minster Theresa May’s tribute to the self-employed sector during her Conservative Party Conference speech.

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 and What it means for Recruitment Agencies

The new Criminal Finances Act was announced in April 2017, and came into force on 30th September. This makes partnerships or limited companies ‘criminally liable’ if they do not prevent their staff, suppliers and clients – or any other ‘external agent’ within the supply chain – from carrying out tax evasion.

FCSA ‘disappointed’ to hear of calls to outlaw umbrella firms within NHS

The FCSA has made a statement responding to Unite calling upon the NHS to outlaw what they deem as ‘exploitative’ umbrella companies.

Many self-employed workers value having more freedom above anything else

With self-employment becoming more and more popular, it’s no surprise to learn that having the option of having more freedom came top of the list for many contractors when deciding to join the sector. The survey, carried out by Qdos Contractor, revealed that as many as 48% of the contractors and freelancers surveyed said that Read More…