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Budget welcomed by many self-employed, but sector still needs more support

IPSE: ‘Overall, this Budget presents a hopeful vision for many freelancers – in the midst of dark times. We urge the Chancellor and government, however, not to forget still excluded groups.’

Outdated tax system reason behind gaps in Covid-19 support, says IPSE

IPSE: ‘The UK’s hopelessly outdated tax system played a key part in ensuring over 1.5 million self-employed people were excluded from support.

Overall, 2020 ended on a high for hiring

APSCo: ‘The year-on-year comparisons are the greatest indicator of the impact that the on-going pandemic is having on recruitment and these figures are rather promising for the end of 2020’.

Recruitment activity up as economy re-opens

REC: ‘Given the scale of falls in demand during the lockdown, we would expect a return to positive territory at this stage as demand for staff recovers’.

Contractor Umbrella shortlisted for Contracting Awards 2020

Contractor Umbrella have been shortlisted for the Best Umbrella Company (under 1,499 clients) award.

Self-employed excluded from government thinking again, says IPSE

IPSE: ‘Government must not leave the self-employed to fall through the cracks of the ever-growing patchwork of local lockdowns across the UK’.

Drop in self-employed numbers will lead to a ‘brittle workforce’, says IPSE

ONS figures show that the number of self-employed professionals fell by a record 238,000 in the second quarter of the year.

Those who have claimed SEISS might not know it’s taxable

LITRG: ‘Many claimants of SEISS grants might, understandably, use the money as soon as they get it – but they need to think now about budgeting for income tax and National Insurance on it’.


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