Category: Contractors

Decline in jobs slows for first time in month

Permanent hiring has continued to suffer, however temporary contracts are doing much better, indicating the reliance across many businesses on substitutes to step in for staff unable to return to work due to caring responsibilities or sickness.

Government extends Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

The IPSE has very much welcomed the government’s latest announcement that the SEISS is to be extended until August.

Many workers looking to change industry in light of pandemic

With Coronavirus changing the world around us and having an impact on the job market, 1 in 5 (22%) UK workers have realised that their current role isn’t for them.

Government urged to extend SEISS

IPSE: ‘We were delighted when the government heeded our calls and set up the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, but now it must keep it open as long as the self-employed need it’.

Oil and gas industry facing major skills shortages

With the oil and gas industry facing the strain of little to no investment globally, the sector is on track for a major skills shortage as experts exit the field.

Government warns over Coronavirus scams

At a time where most of us are relying heavily on technology to work or to stay in contact with family and friends, scammers are using this to their advantage, making cyber security more important than ever.

Concern that some self-employed risk missing out on Coronavirus scheme

HMRC have used information from 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 tax returns to identify potential SEISS claimants and have contacted them through either email, SMS messages or letter.

Government praised for launching Self-Employed Income Support Scheme early

IPSE praises the government for launching self-employed support early, but warns of ‘ambulance chasers’.


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