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.
The number of jobs created by the UK construction sector ticked upwards during January, according to a new industry report.
Self-employed people are experiencing significant inconvenience due to problems involving late payment and confusion over taxation.
Many people who are considering becoming self-employed would do so if they felt more support was available to help them.
Permanent and temporary placements both saw an upward curve during the final month of 2016, according to new data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies.