IPSE: ‘There’s a reason the number of freelancers in the UK has shot up by 47 per cent in the last ten years: as this research shows, the freedom and flexibility of freelancing can be a real boost to happiness and work satisfaction’.
Kingsbridge: ‘IR35 Protect – when aligned with a fit and proper process, enables businesses to continue to engage with contractors with complete confidence, by protecting all parties in the recruitment supply chain’.
According to recent findings, lower-income background is perceived as a significant barrier to entering professions such as accountancy, teaching and law.
Winning ideas from last year’s competition included tracking abandoned shopping trolleys, fighting crime with drones and designing a mobile app to locate public toilets.
The IPSE believes that the government’s review into IR35 will not alleviate contractor’s fears about the changes to the legislation.
REC: ‘This is a delicate period for the jobs market, and is the worst time to push through sweeping changes to the way we tax contractors’.
“Even if budding entrepreneurs passionately believe that their ideas for new business ventures have potential, many of them seem to give up while only a few act on their intentions and implement their ideas.”
Alzheimer’s and dementia are now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. Almost one in eight people died from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in 2018, with the proportion increasing for the fourth consecutive year – up from 12.7% in 2017 to 12.8% in 2018.