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.’
IPSE: ‘The UK’s hopelessly outdated tax system played a key part in ensuring over 1.5 million self-employed people were excluded from support.
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’.
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 have been shortlisted for the Best Umbrella Company (under 1,499 clients) award.
IPSE: ‘Government must not leave the self-employed to fall through the cracks of the ever-growing patchwork of local lockdowns across the UK’.
ONS figures show that the number of self-employed professionals fell by a record 238,000 in the second quarter of the year.
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’.