The abolition of class 2 National Insurance contributions from April 2018 may have a negative impact on low-earning self-employed people, according to the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group.
The government’s changes to its IR35 regulations are unlikely to prevent the controversial legislation from having a negative impact on the UK’s freelance workforce, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies.
The growth of the UK jobs market continued in November 2016, with the number of permanent and temporary placements both increasing during the month.
Recent construction sector jobs growth continued in November 2016 thanks to the ongoing rebound the industry experienced during the month.
A new report has highlighted the common problems that the UK’s self-employed workforce is encountering when trying to manage their finances.
A new government review has been launched to assess whether or not the current welfare system is serving the needs of self-employed people.
The government has officially launched its new review of the modern labour market, which aims to examine the legal implications of the rise of self-employment and the gig economy.
The pace of job creation in the UK is decelerating as companies adopt a more cautious approach to account for the ongoing uncertainty caused by Brexit.
A new report has indicated that some self-employed people are being put in a position where they are unable to gain any of the benefits associated with either freelancing or traditional salaried employment.
Organisations representing self-employed workers have voiced their disappointment at the meagre support for the sector provided by the new government Autumn Statement.