Category: Contractors

Work in the UK no less secure than it was 20 years ago

A new survey shows that the proportion of people categorised as self-employed increased from just under 13% to just under 15% between 1998 and 2018.

FSB step up commitment to increase number of female entrepreneurs

FSB research finds women are increasingly becoming the job creators and growth drivers within enterprise.

Small businesses spell out priorities to PM Boris Johnson

Representatives from the FSB met with Boris Johnson and his team a couple of weeks ago to discuss priorities for the new administration.

Three in 10 SME employers work during their summer holiday

The research was commissioned to better understand modern SME working habits and revealed changing expectations about working cultures.

Self-employed sector left disappointed after draft finance bill release

The government has published the draft finance bill, confirming plans to go ahead with extending IR35 rules to the private sector in April 2020.

Business confidence rises for third time in four months

Overall business confidence rose last month, with confidence in retail, construction and services up and the retail sector seeing the highest increase of 11 points to 22%.

CIOT criticises HMRC CEST tool

The criticism comes after HMRC have recently lost a number of IR35 tribunal cases, and an acceptance by HMRC that the CEST tool only provides a determination in 85% of cases.

APSCo members share their views on IR35 reform

The APSCo consultation sought views on how the extension of IR35 changes into the private sector should be managed.