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Business confidence remains steady
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Business confidence remains steady

Lloyds Bank’s Business Barometer for July 2018 shows that overall business confidence – an average of business prospects and economic optimism – remains unchanged at 29%.

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IPSE urges government to reduce inflationary pressure
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

IPSE urges government to reduce inflationary pressure

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed have called for the government to avoid bringing in new policies that would raise inflationary pressure on the self-employed.

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Business hiring confidence continues to flourish
James Trowell
By: James Trowell

Business hiring confidence continues to flourish

Businesses across the UK continue to remain confident about hiring, despite ongoing economic uncertainty.

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APSCo shares members’ IR35 concerns with Treasury Secretary
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

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.

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IPSE urges government to reconsider tax raising policies – starting with IR35 private sector reform
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

IPSE urges government to reconsider tax raising policies – starting with IR35 private sector reform

Following research that claims UK taxpayers are being burdened with higher bills at any time in the last 50 years, the IPSE has urged government to review tax raising policies ASAP.

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Business confidence at two-year high since Brexit vote
James Trowell
By: James Trowell

Business confidence at two-year high since Brexit vote

Business confidence edges to a two-year high since the Brexit vote, as investment and hiring intentions remain broadly steady.

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UK employers expect candidate shortages
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

UK employers expect candidate shortages

Despite candidate shortages, UK employers’ confidence to hire and invest is at its highest for 12 months.

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FCSA advise recruitment firms on tax avoidance schemes article
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

FCSA advise recruitment firms on tax avoidance schemes article

The Times recently released an article warning the contractors who engage with tax avoidance schemes, that they will be hit with a huge tax bill.

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