The government has been urged to introduce a statutory definition of self-employment to end confusion on the subject and prevent unscrupulous businesses from exploiting workers.
Recruitment companies are largely expecting the jobs market to remain healthy over the course of 2017, despite the looming shadow cast by Brexit.
The UK could instantly lose access to thousands of construction professionals if the country severs ties with the European single market following Brexit.
British businesses remain keen to take on additional staff, despite ongoing concerns about a lack of available talent.
Smaller businesses are calling on the government to ensure that leaving the European Union has the smallest possible impact on their import and export activities.
The government is expected to support new legal recommendations that would prevent companies from abusing the self-employment system for their own gain, according to the head of an influential review.
The UK has once again delivered record-breaking jobs market data, thanks in large part to the rising number of self-employed people.
The government’s decision not to move ahead with its planned tax increases for the self-employed has been welcomed by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.
The government has backed down over its controversial plans to introduce a tax increase for self-employed people earning above a certain threshold.
Strong demand for talented staff is creating a healthy market for those seeking better job offers, according to a report from Markit and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.