Category: public sector

Government warned that using agency workers to replace those on strike breaches international labour standards

APSCo: ‘We are surprised by the unexpected move to amend the agency legislation, which will only restrict the impact of workers exercising their rights to strike’.

Dolan Accountancy voted runner up in Best Contractor Accountant

Dolan Accountancy have been voted runner up in the Best Contractor Accountant Small/Medium category by the readers of ContractorUK.

APSCo shares members’ IR35 concerns with Treasury Secretary

The APSCo has met with both Her Majesty’s Treasury and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs to share member concerns around possible changes to IR35 in the private sector.

UK SMEs confident about funding prospects

Three quarters of UK small and medium sized businesses are optimistic that they will be able to access the funding they need to grow their business over the next twelve months.

The self-employed urgently need shared parental leave, says IPSE

With the government revealing that the take-up for shared parental leave could be as low as two per cent, the IPSE have highlighted the fact that this option isn’t even available to the self-employed – currently, they can only access maternity allowance, not full maternity pay or shared parental leave.

IPSE welcomes government’s response to Matthew Taylor review

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) have welcomed the government’s comprehensive response to last year’s Matthew Taylor’s review into modern work.

HMRC releases most ridiculous Self-Assessment excuses

Alien sightings, vertigo and a coffee spillage – HMRC have released a list of the most outrageous excuses people have given for not completing their tax return on time.

PRISM urges government to consider all options before extending IR35 rules

Not-for-profit professional trade association PRISM is urging the government to take all options into consideration before making the private sector follow in the same IR35 footsteps as the public sector.