UK inflation rates saw a small decline in October 2016, which is potentially good news for businesses – but self-employed people remain wary of the country’s overall economic outlook.
Smaller companies across the UK are upping their spending on new technologies in order to take advantage of market opportunities and compete with larger companies on an equal footing.
The majority of self-employed people are not unhappy about the current state of their employment rights, according to a new report.
The UK jobs market saw another month of improvement in October 2016, although potential troubles still lie ahead.
Rates of hiring in the UK stagnated in September as the ongoing economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit affected the jobs market.
Hiring conditions in the UK construction sector saw another upturn in October 2016 as the industry’s recovery from the Brexit shock continued.
Confidence levels among the UK’s freelancers and self-employed people has seen a significant drop-off since the vote to leave the European Union, according to a new report.
Self-employed people working in the creative industries are often having difficulty covering their expenses due to the frequency with which they end up working for free.
British companies remain keen to take on new staff, though evidence suggests their overall confidence levels have fallen.
The government’s move to crack down on so-called ‘gig economy’ companies has been welcomed by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.