Category: umbrella

Tax hike unfair to the unsupported self-employed

IPSE: ‘If the government wants to avoid the country slumping further into recession, it must not squeeze this struggling and vital sector with unjust tax hikes’.

Contractor groups call for emergency Coronavirus fund

IPSE: ‘Coronavirus is not only a health crisis, but an income crisis that threatens the self-employed in particular’.

APSCo responds to government’s proposal to extend new IR35 private sector rules

APSCo: ‘We appreciate the fact that this inquiry concentrates on the proposed extension to off-payroll working rules’.

Employment among people with disabilities rising

REC: ‘The employment gap falling over the last six years is good news. It shows that employers are moving from good intentions to making a tangible difference on the disability and wider inclusion agenda.’

Government calls for evidence on improving cyber security

This latest call is part of the government’s current review of cyber security incentives and regulations.

Twenty-one per cent of contractors chased late payments on their summer holiday

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed are calling on the government to clamp down on late payment.

London is the most productive UK region

To collect the results, researchers used state-of-the-art econometric techniques to analyse ONS data between the years 2010-2016, to produce levels of productivity in each plant of Great Britain.

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.

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