Employers turn to contractors during economic uncertainty
More employers are turning to contract/temp staff in order to support their businesses while the long-term economic picture is unclear.
Network Rail IR35 assessment is ‘deeply concerning’, says IPSE
‘To run the railways that the country relies on, Network Rail need the flexibility that specialist contractors offer’, say the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed.
Petrol prices surges to six-month high
With the average cost of petrol and diesel rising, this will have an impact on the many self-employed workers who need to travel for their work.
More UK employers relying on contractors
Positive hiring figures suggest that many UK businesses are turning to the self-employed sector to help them through an uncertain outlook.
Many job adverts using sexist language
Latest research has found a high level of sexist gender-coded language present in many job adverts. The data, compiled by Adzuna, revealed that consultancy, property, sales, maintenance and travel industries were the most discouraging towards female jobseekers. Each industry used 50% or more male-biased words in their job ads. The sectors with the most female-biased Read More…
Many Brits would rather reject a dream job than face biggest fear
A recent survey has revealed that over a third of Brits would refuse their dream job if it meant facing their biggest fear. UK jobs board Jobsite surveyed more than 2,000 workers, presenting them with twelve of the most common phobias, asking them to rate their fear from ‘very afraid’ to ‘not at all’. Interestingly, Read More…
Self-employed driving record employment levels
Latest Office for National Statistics data revealed that the number of self-employed people rose by 63,000 to 4.84 million in the last quarter of 2018. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) welcome these recent figures and believe that the UK’s strong labour market is being driven by the self-employed. The ONS data Read More…
Many UK businesses look to marketing contractors
Latest findings have revealed that more businesses are turning to external agencies or freelancers for their marketing tasks. Marketing agency Marketingsignals.com surveyed 1,021 UK professionals and found that more than 42% of businesses outsource their marketing jobs instead of running it themselves in-house. According to the report, 32% said that they preferred outsourcing so as Read More…