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’.
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.
Coronavirus financial lifeline finally offered to self-employed
IPSE: ‘This will offer essential support to the many hard-working self-employed people across the country who are losing projects and contracts because of the Coronavirus outbreak’.
Funding for tech firms who find digital support solutions for those isolating
The funding will be available to innovators who can find digital ways to support people who need help during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Government must do more to save jobs and businesses, say REC
REC: ‘Four in five recruiters expect the outbreak to have an adverse impact on hiring in the short term, and we are likely to see the greatest impact in sectors like hospitality, retail and the creative industries’.
Government delays IR35 changes
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed says the government has ‘done the sensible thing’ by delaying the IR35 changes to the private sector.