The number of self-employed people in the UK saw a further increase during the most recent quarter, according to the latest government data.
Contractors working with public sector clients have been warned not to be taken in by new tax avoidance schemes that have arisen in the wake of the latest change to IR35 rules.
Contractors working with public sector clients have been urged to proactively check their IR35 status following the introduction of new rules by HM Revenue & Customs.
Many companies operating gig economy hiring models may be guilty of using self-employment as a means of depriving workers of their proper rights, according to a new report from MPs.
The pace of growth in the jobs market slowed during March 2017, as continued skills shortages once again created problems for businesses seeking to hire.
Umbrella firms and agencies have been called upon to work together closely to ensure clarity over contractor pay following the introduction of new changes to IR35 regulations.
Jobs growth in the construction industry slowed during March, though the overall trend remained on an upward curve.
Small businesses across the UK are becoming increasingly reliant on freelance and self-employed talent as a means of plugging skills gaps, according to a new survey.
The availability of new vacancies for UK contractors dipped slightly during February 2017, according to data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies.
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.