The government is expected to support new legal recommendations that would prevent companies from abusing the self-employment system for their own gain, according to the head of an influential review.
The UK has once again delivered record-breaking jobs market data, thanks in large part to the rising number of self-employed people.
The government’s decision not to move ahead with its planned tax increases for the self-employed has been welcomed by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.
The government has backed down over its controversial plans to introduce a tax increase for self-employed people earning above a certain threshold.
Strong demand for talented staff is creating a healthy market for those seeking better job offers, according to a report from Markit and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.
The recent announcement of new tax increases for the self-employed have been met with considerable criticism from the industry bodies representing freelancers and contractors.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has used his spring Budget to announce an increase in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) from 2018, which will mean self-employed people earning over £16,250 will end up paying more in this tax from April 2018.
There has been a considerable rise in the popularity of freelance working in the last few years, according to a new industry report.
A new report has highlighted the growing contribution that freelancers are making to the UK economy.
Freelancers and self-employed people in the UK are not convinced that the introduction of a new government-appointed small business commissioner will make a difference in addressing the persistent problem of late payments.