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Keep up to date with all the latest contractor news. We have written everything in plain English, so there’s no need to go to the overly complex HMRC website to learn about any tax and accountancy related updates.

IT development and engineering roles in high demand
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

IT development and engineering roles in high demand

Demand for those with the right IT skills is on the up, as latest findings reveal that IT development and engineering vacancies have increased considerably over the last 12 months.

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More job boards and recruitment agencies signing up to SAFER jobs
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

More job boards and recruitment agencies signing up to SAFER jobs

The aim of SAFER jobs is to prevent bogus employers defrauding innocent people out of hundreds of pounds under the guise of offering paid work.

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Self-employed sector welcomes PM’s tribute to the UK’s SME’s
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Self-employed sector welcomes PM’s tribute to the UK’s SME’s

The IPSE and FSA both welcome Prime Minster Theresa May’s tribute to the self-employed sector during her Conservative Party Conference speech.

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UK SME’s should invest in technology to avoid wasting time on admin tasks
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

UK SME’s should invest in technology to avoid wasting time on admin tasks

Businesses are wasting valuable time that could be better spent elsewhere due to not having sufficient systems in place to take care of admin tasks.

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Uber licence ban will impact thousands of self-employed drivers
Lauren Monks
By: Lauren Monks

Uber licence ban will impact thousands of self-employed drivers

The IPSE raises concerns about the thousands of self-employed drivers who find work through Uber after TfL's decision to revoke the firm's licence in London.

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Flexi-time and remote working increases productively
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Flexi-time and remote working increases productively

Business owners might be interested to learn that recent research has revealed the benefits of providing flexi-time and remote working for employees.

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The Criminal Finances Act 2017 and What it means for Recruitment Agencies
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 and What it means for Recruitment Agencies

The new Criminal Finances Act was announced in April 2017, and came into force on 30th September. This makes partnerships or limited companies ‘criminally liable’ if they do not prevent their staff, suppliers and clients - or any other ‘external agent’ within the supply chain - from carrying out tax evasion.

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Continuing strength of UK labour market fuelled by growing contractor numbers
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Continuing strength of UK labour market fuelled by growing contractor numbers

With the recent employment figures having been released, the IPSE believe that growing self-employed numbers are helping the labour market to thrive.

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