Self-employed people are facing unnecessary obstacles when trying to apply for a mortgage, according to a new study.
Jobs market conditions saw another improvement during September 2016, as UK employers continued to recover from the shock of June’s vote to leave the European Union.
Small companies, sole traders and self-employed people are experiencing considerable productivity losses due to the difficulty of completing basic financial administrative tasks.
A new report has raised fresh concerns that the recent “pensions revolution” brought about by the introduction of auto-enrolment is leaving self-employed people behind.
Job creation has increased in the construction sector in September after the industry saw a return to growth.
Confidence levels among small businesses across the UK have dipped into negative territory due to the uncertainty caused by the results of June’s EU membership referendum.
A new study has demonstrated that people who work for themselves are generally happier with their working lives than those in more traditional forms of employment.
New industry data has further underlined the resilient performance of the UK jobs market since the country’s vote to leave the European Union.
Contractors are largely opposed to any efforts by the public sector to bring them on to the payroll as part of HM Revenue & Customs’ new intermediaries legislation.
The need for skilled workers among UK businesses remains strong, despite a post-Brexit referendum decline in confidence levels.