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The future of UK coins and notes will be protected

At the 2018 Spring Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a Treasury consultation into the future of the current mixture of coins in circulation.

Number of women joining self-employed sector grows

The last 11 years have seen a particularly strong growth in the number of self-employed mothers, accounting for approximately one in eight contractors.

IPSE responds to HMRC IR35 private sector consultation

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.

Making Tax Digital – VAT changes April 2019

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.

PM’s deal as bad as ‘no deal’, say the UK’s self-employed

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’.

Small businesses still held back by poor broadband

Poor broadband and mobile coverage are still continuing to hold small businesses back, particularly in rural areas.

Over half of workers will check work emails over the festive period

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.

IPSE ‘cautiously supportive’ of government’s ‘Good Work Plan’

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.