Freelancers and self-employed people across the UK are seeing their working and living expenses rising as a result of the recent growth in inflation.
The skills shortages that have impacted UK business performance in recent times are not only restricted to Britain, according to a new global study.
Some UK bosses are using their workers’ self-employed status as an excuse to avoid paying them the minimum wage, according to a new report.
Confidence among UK small businesses is continuing to rise, according to the latest data from the Federation of Small Businesses.
Vacancy numbers for contractors may be sliding as UK businesses gradually adjust to a new status quo after the disruption of last year’s Brexit referendum.
Rates of temporary hiring in the UK saw a sharp surge in December 2016, with demand for staff continuing to rise on a nationwide basis.
UK businesses are expecting to see a negative impact on hiring when the government finally commences the formal process of exiting the European Union.
Skilled professionals are likely to be in high demand in 2017 due to the widespread candidate shortages that many businesses are currently expecting.
Freelancers and self-employed people still perceive umbrella employment as a viable and attractive prospect, despite the impact of recent changes to travel and subsistence tax relief.
The upward trend for self-employment numbers during 2016 has continued during the three months to November, according to new official data.