Freelancers and self-employed people in the UK are not convinced that the introduction of a new government-appointed small business commissioner will make a difference in addressing the persistent problem of late payments.
Many self-employed people in the UK are not doing enough to prepare themselves financially for retirement, according to a new study.
UK companies continue to remain positive about their hiring intentions over the coming months, despite the challenges posed by the current economic and political climate.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has commenced its search for the UK’s first dedicated small business commissioner.
HMRC’s new measures to crack down on abuse of a VAT simplification scheme may be ineffective and have unwelcome consequences for tax-compliant small businesses.
Matthew Taylor, head of the government inquiry into how employment practices in the modern economy, says there is evidence that businesses are using self-employment laws to avoid tax.
Sole traders and microbusinesses are less likely to experience critical issues that have a damaging impact on their operations, a new report has shown.
Older people are increasingly looking to freelance working as a means by which they can remain in the workforce for longer.
The UK jobs market continued to grow during January 2017, but concerns have been raised about the slowing pace of expansion.
New efforts by the government to tackle the problem of large companies failing to pay their suppliers on time have been welcomed by organisations representing smaller businesses and self-employed people.