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Contractors continue to fear IR35 private sector reform
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Contractors continue to fear IR35 private sector reform

With recent data revealing that the majority of self-employed workers are unhappy with the IR35 CEST tool, as many as three in four contractors are convinced that the government will soon make the announcement of an IR35 private sector reform.

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APSCo believes recruitment sector has vital role to play in gender equality
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

APSCo believes recruitment sector has vital role to play in gender equality

A new mandatory legislation means that companies with 250 or more employees must submit their gender pay gap data on an annual basis. This specific data, which also includes pay information on contractor and temporary agency staff, will be submitted to the government where it will be published online.

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Charity giving boosts SME’s performance
James Trowell
By: James Trowell

Charity giving boosts SME’s performance

Marking the launch of a new giving platform ‘Work For Good’, latest research has shown that the more smaller sized businesses give to charity, the better their business performance.

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Gender pay gap reporting now an annual requirement
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Gender pay gap reporting now an annual requirement

The deadline for companies with 250 or more employees to submit their gender pay gap data fell last week and will now be an annual requirement for all such businesses.

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Small Business Taskforce to raise manifesto points with government
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Small Business Taskforce to raise manifesto points with government

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) and a collective of small business representatives and think tanks are to set out ten manifesto points in upcoming meetings with Ministers and policy makers.

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UK employers plan to increase contractor numbers
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

UK employers plan to increase contractor numbers

Despite low levels of employer confidence in the economy, many are still looking to take on more staff, including self-employed workers.

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UK SME’s could save billions by hiring contractors
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

UK SME’s could save billions by hiring contractors

According to a recent report, the UK’s smaller sized businesses could find themselves saving over £26 billion each year by choosing to hire self-employed workers.

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New UK business owners are getting younger
James Trowell
By: James Trowell

New UK business owners are getting younger

Entrepreneurial spirit is getting younger according to a new report, with 69% of new businesses being set up by 18-34-year-olds in the last five years

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