A report compiled by MPs has criticised so-called gig economy companies for utilising a form of self-employment that takes advantage of legal loopholes for their own benefit.
The recent rise in the number of new UK contractors has been highlighted again in a report compiled by Direct Line for Business.
HM Revenue & Customs has come in for criticism after problems with its software have caused issues for self-employed people trying to pay their taxes online.
Confidence levels among the UK’s small businesses are improving, despite many firms struggling with rising operational costs.
Small company owners have been reminded of the potentially significant financial implications that can result from the use of unlicensed software.
Ongoing demand for skilled workers is leading many companies to offer higher salaries to tempt the best candidates, according to a new industry report.
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.