Category: Contractors

Draft finance bill could damage British innovation, says IPSE

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) believe the IR35 draft finance bill results could seriously damage British innovation.

Minister for Women & Equalities sets out vision for gender equality

Despite generally doing better in education, women are more than three times likely to work part time – with less chance of seeing their wages grow, tend to work in lower paid industries and jobs, and have lower private pensions wealth.

132% increase in demand for contractors

More than ever before, UK workers are looking to break away from the traditional 9-5, favouring the added flexibility and lucrative pay that can come with contracted work.

Many contractors believe Brexit will have a negative impact

Sixty-one per cent of self-employed people under 30 and 58% of people aged 31 to 40 think Brexit will result in fewer opportunities.

Thousands back campaign to stop IR35 changes to private sector

IR35 changes to the private sector come into force next April, which will stop contractors who are effectively employees of a company ‘disguising’ themselves to pay less tax.

Government disability measures leave behind self-employed, say IPSE

IPSE’s warning comes after Theresa May announced new measures to tackle the barriers faced by disabled people in the workplace, at home and in the community.

A human touch is vital in recruitment

The majority of both candidates and recruiters believe that it’s important that the recruiter is knowledgeable about the specific job, organisation and industry.

Many professionals believe AI could take over their jobs

The majority of Brits believe that their job could be made obsolete because of the growing development of technology.