At the 2018 Spring Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a Treasury consultation into the future of the current mixture of coins in circulation.
The last 11 years have seen a particularly strong growth in the number of self-employed mothers, accounting for approximately one in eight contractors.
With IR35 being extended to the private sector, HMRC has released an open consultation, seeking views on how the off-payroll working rules will work from April 2020.
From 1st April 2019, any business registered for VAT will be required by law to store digital financial records and to submit their VAT returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible accounting software.
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’.
Poor broadband and mobile coverage are still continuing to hold small businesses back, particularly in rural areas.
Catching up with friends and family, watching Christmas films and eating your own bodyweight in turkey is usually how people use their time during the festive period, however over half of workers are planning to check their emails over the holidays.
The government’s ‘Good Work Plan’ has left the IPSE feeling ‘cautiously supportive’, urging MPs not to regulate people out of self-employment against their will.