Brits ‘happy to stay in work post-65’

Posted 26th July 2018 in For Businesses For Workers

More Britons would be happy to stay in work past the traditional retirement age now than was the case three years ago, according to new research. A survey of 1,004 UK employees by Canada Life found that 36 per cent want to work beyond 65, more than double the 17 per cent recorded in 2015…. Read more

Self-employed 'unconcerned about AI'

Government ‘should tackle shortage of cyber security workers’

Posted 24th July 2018 in For Workers

The government is not doing enough to recruit specialist cyber security staff and ensure hacks and leaks are being battled, according to a new report. A document was released by the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy in parliament that criticised the government for having “no real sense of the scale of the problem”…. Read more

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Office workers ‘may be spending less time outdoors than prisoners’

Posted 21st July 2018 in For Businesses For Workers

If ever there was a motivator to ditch the nine to five and go freelance, then the fact that some office workers spend less time outdoors than prisoners could be it. According to research from interior landscaping company Ambius on 1,000 people, 35 per cent spend a maximum of 15 minutes outdoors on any given… Read more

UK ranks poorly for stress at work

Posted 20th July 2018 in For Businesses For Workers

Many people in the UK may be thinking about ditching their job and pursuing an ambition of going it alone, if new figures concerning stress in the workplace are anything to go by. According to the 2018 Cigna 360° Wellbeing Survey, which includes data from 23 countries and more than 14,000 people, the UK ranks… Read more

UK ‘needs to boost confidence of self-employed’

Posted 18th July 2018 in For Businesses For Workers

The UK needs to be doing more to boost the confidence of self-employed people after a new report showed a downturn in optimism among those who work for themselves. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) found in its Small Business Index that confidence levels were at +2.8 for the second quarter of 2018, down significantly… Read more

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Study shows employers’ difficulty in hiring

Posted 16th July 2018 in For Businesses For Workers

Employers are finding it difficult to attract the talent they require, something that may increase demand for freelancers, according to a new study. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Report on Jobs found that growth in hiring slowed significantly during June, while salaries continued to rise. Although both permanent and temporary placements had increased, this… Read more

Government ‘should help prevent self-employed pensions crisis’

Posted 9th July 2018 in For Businesses For Workers

The government should step in to provide guidance if the UK’s self-employed population is to avoid a pensions crisis, an organisation has insisted. New research from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) shows that only 31 per cent of people who work for themselves are putting money aside for retirement. It has… Read more

UK slips down global rankings for broadband

Posted 6th July 2018 in For Businesses For Workers

The UK has slipped several places down in the league table for global broadband ratings, according to new analysis. Data collected by M-Lab and compiled by UK broadband comparison site Cable included speed tests for 200 countries worldwide and found that the UK went from 31st place last year to 35th this year. Although average… Read more

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HMRC ‘should delay Making Tax Digital’

Posted 5th July 2018 in For Businesses For Workers

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) should delay the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) in order to help businesses including to better prepare, according to one organisation. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) carried out a survey of over 1,100 business owners and found that almost a quarter of people are completely unaware of the… Read more

Lack of self-employment growth 'highlights need for better support'

Put more focus on self-employed wellbeing, CRSE urges

Posted 4th July 2018 in For Workers

More focus should be placed on the wellbeing of self-employed people as opposed to solely examining their financial rewards, a new report has said. The Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) released a document in time for National Freelancers Day entitled The Way to Wellbeing, which looked at subjective assessments of jobs, income, health, leisure… Read more

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