Latest IPSE research shows that the majority of self-employed workers believe the PM’s Brexit withdrawal agreement will have a negative impact on their businesses – almost as much as a ‘no deal’.
At the end of 2018, the IPSE urged the government to tackle Universal Credit’s structural bias against the self-employed, saying that UC has a negative impact on the sector, disincentivising workers and employees.
Taxpayers are being reminded that they now have less than a month left to complete their self-assessment and pay for the tax year 2017 to 2018.
Applications are now open for SMEs to apply for grants of up to £2,500 to attend international trade shows.
Despite it usually being the time for recharging the batteries and relaxing, there were many self-employed people spending the festive period filing their self-assessment.
With the self-assessment date looming, those who need to pay are being reminded that HMRC no longer accepts personal credit cards.
Automatic enrolment has transformed pension saving with almost 10 million people automatically enrolled since 2012. Now the government is embracing the challenge of encouraging the self-employed to put away money for later life.
Poor broadband and mobile coverage are still continuing to hold small businesses back, particularly in rural areas.