Author: Sophie Lewis

80% of Brits want to start their own business

Latest research points to a high number of Brits looking to join the self-employed sector by using their entrepreneurial skills to start up their own business.

Calls for clear employment definitions to be made

The Work and Pensions and BEIS Select Committees have called for ‘clearer statutory definitions of employment’ in a new report.

UK job adverts full of gender-biased language

A new study has revealed worrying data concerning UK job adverts, with every single one of the 76,000+ adverts studied containing gender-biased language.

Autumn Budget 2017

On Wednesday the 22nd November Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget.

More protection needed for the UK’s gig workers

A recent report surveying nearly 5,000 workers and 100 businesses has revealed that the majority believe that more regulations are needed in order to protect UK gig workers.

Government delays abolition of Class 2 NICs

A one year delay has been announced by the government with regards to the removal of Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NICs) in order to enable consultation on the impact of its abolition on the self-employed on low incomes.

LITRG urges for changes to universal credit for the self-employed

The LITRG have warned that without changes to universal credit for the self-employed, there is a high chance that people will be discouraged from starting up a self-employed career altogether.

UK Employers need to act now to improve workforce

A new report has concluded that British businesses and the government need to work together in order to retain the UK labour market’s resilience.