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Draft finance bill could damage British innovation, says IPSE

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) believe the IR35 draft finance bill results could seriously damage British innovation.

Minister for Women & Equalities sets out vision for gender equality

Despite generally doing better in education, women are more than three times likely to work part time – with less chance of seeing their wages grow, tend to work in lower paid industries and jobs, and have lower private pensions wealth.

132% increase in demand for contractors

More than ever before, UK workers are looking to break away from the traditional 9-5, favouring the added flexibility and lucrative pay that can come with contracted work.

Many contractors believe Brexit will have a negative impact

Sixty-one per cent of self-employed people under 30 and 58% of people aged 31 to 40 think Brexit will result in fewer opportunities.

A human touch is vital in recruitment

The majority of both candidates and recruiters believe that it’s important that the recruiter is knowledgeable about the specific job, organisation and industry.

Many professionals believe AI could take over their jobs

The majority of Brits believe that their job could be made obsolete because of the growing development of technology.

UK sign and graphics industry thriving

Optimism is high within the UK sign and graphics industry as figures show that there’s plenty of work available in the sector.

Self-employment and rates of pay on the rise

Latest ONS results show positive news for the self-employed sector, with it being the only form of paid employment to increase this quarter.