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New UK business owners are getting younger
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

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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Accountancy demand on the up outside the capital
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Accountancy demand on the up outside the capital

Professional accountants will be pleased to learn that a recent report has revealed increased demand outside of the London area.

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Self-employment sector growth driven by highly skilled freelancers
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Self-employment sector growth driven by highly skilled freelancers

A recent report has revealed that growth in the UK’s self-employed sector has been fuelled by a rise in the number of highly skilled freelancers.

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Majority of contractors unhappy with IR35 CEST tool
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Majority of contractors unhappy with IR35 CEST tool

New report reveals 81% of contractors would be deterred from working through a recruitment agency or for a client in the private sector if CEST was the only IR35 status method used.

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2018 could bring strongest year of growth for recruitment agencies
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

2018 could bring strongest year of growth for recruitment agencies

2018 could see major growth for recruitment agencies, as latest research has revealed that almost 1,800 new agencies have launched since the beginning of the year.

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Inflation fall welcomed by the self-employed
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Inflation fall welcomed by the self-employed

Recent ONS data revealing a drop in inflation will come as positive news for the UK’s 4.8 million-strong self-employed population, says the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed.

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REC responds to Spring Statement
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

REC responds to Spring Statement

One of the Chancellor’s points looked at how improving people’s skills benefits both individuals and the wider economy. To support upskilling and retraining, the government is seeking views on extending the current tax relief to support self-employed people and employees when they fund their own training.

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Many SMEs optimistic about funding prospects
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Many SMEs optimistic about funding prospects

As many as 75% of the UK's small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are feeling confident that they will be able to access the funding they need to grow over the next year.

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