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Growth in self-employed keeping unemployment at record lows

Latest ONS figures show that the number of self-employed workers across the UK is at 4.8 million. According to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), although self-employment is down by 22,000 on the same time last year, the overall number remains very close to the last count in January: 4.78 million. As Read More…

FCSA responds to Spring Statement

After the Chancellor announced his first Spring Statement last week, the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) have reacted to the speech. Julia Kermode, FCSA’s chief executive, commented, “The Chancellor told us that today’s Spring Statement would not be a major fiscal event so I am pleased that he has been true to his word. Read More…

Contractor billings growth accelerates

Contractors will be pleased to learn that the latest Report on Jobs revealed positive news for the self-employed sector. The IHS Markit / REC’s (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) findings for February show that contract / temp billings rose at a faster pace midway through the first quarter. Hourly rates of pay also grew considerably and Read More…

A third of jobseekers lie on their CV

Whether you're a contractor, freelancer or 'permie', the majority of us would've told a little white lie on our CV at some point, however, latest findings have shown that many people are telling much bigger lies when it comes to finding work. A survey carried out by job site Aszuna.co.uk, questioned 3,587 people who were Read More…

FCSA responds to employment status victory

With Unite celebrating a victory on behalf of one of its members, the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has said that this example shines a spotlight on the complex issues of employment status. The case involved Unite’s member, pipe fitter Russ Blakely and the dispute of his employment status with employment agency On-Site Recruitment Read More…

Self-employed construction workers play a crucial role in the economy

Contractors working within the construction sector will be pleased to hear that self-employed workers in this field are recognised as being a 'crucial and unrivalled role in boosting economic efficiency and productivity in the industry'. This news comes from a new report by the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) and Hudson Contract. According to the findings, Read More…

Self-employed construction workers play a crucial role in the economy

Contractors working within the construction sector will be pleased to hear that self-employed workers in this field are recognised as being a 'crucial and unrivalled role in boosting economic efficiency and productivity in the industry'. This news comes from a new report by the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) and Hudson Contract. According to the findings, Read More…

Number of self-employed mothers has doubled in the last 10 years

With the increased flexibility and positive work-life balance that contracting offers, it's no surprise to learn that a recent survey has revealed that the number of self-employed mothers has doubled since 2008. The report 'Exploring the rise of self-employment in the modern economy', compiled by Kingston University and IPSE, shows that more mothers than ever Read More…

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