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New report shows self-employed numbers are down
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

New report shows self-employed numbers are down

Latest ONS figures show that the UK workforce increased only marginally in the last few months, with self-employed numbers particularly low.

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Universal Credit reforms disincentivise employees and self-employed, says IPSE
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Universal Credit reforms disincentivise employees and self-employed, says IPSE

The IPSE has responded to the recent Resolution Foundation report concerning Universal Credit.

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IR35 private sector changes may benefit recruiters
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

IR35 private sector changes may benefit recruiters

Although contractors are calling the IR35 changes an ‘own goal’, this move might not be all ‘doom and gloom’ for recruiters.

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Demand for British Services continues to grow
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Demand for British Services continues to grow

Latest figures show that the British services sector continues to flourish with exports growing to £286 billion in the year to 2018 Q2.

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IPSE backs calls for halting Universal Credit roll-out
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

IPSE backs calls for halting Universal Credit roll-out

The IPSE strongly supports Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable’s calls for a halt to the roll-out of Universal Credit.

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IPSE supports Shared Parental Leave for the self-employed
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

IPSE supports Shared Parental Leave for the self-employed

Tracy Brabin MP is calling for more equal opportunities for self-employed parents to have Shared Parental Leave.

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2018 set to be record year for new recruitment agency start-ups
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

2018 set to be record year for new recruitment agency start-ups

New findings predict that this is be a bumper year for recruitment industry growth.

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SMEs play critical role in talking about mental health
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

SMEs play critical role in talking about mental health

The FSB has said that the UK’s small business owners have a critical role to play with regards to talking about mental health, as well as destigmatising it in the workplace.

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