The Federation of Small Businesses has called on all the political parties contesting the June 2017 general election to pledge their support for self-employed workers.
Rates of temporary hiring rose to their highest levels all year during April, although the overall picture for the jobs market showed some less positive trends.
Freelancers and contractors in the UK are largely confident about their business prospects at the moment, even though the outlook for the economy is much less certain.
Many self-employed people are approaching retirement without a private or workplace pension in place, according to a new report from Aegon.
The UK construction sector experienced continued growth in April 2017, resulting in a positive impact on the jobs market.
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.