With the IR35 consultation closing at the end of May, research covering the legislation has revealed worrying results.
The significant rise in highly-skilled female contractors over the last decade has taken the number of senior-level women contracting in the UK to 863,000.
As many as 72.4% of Brits reply to work-related emails or make work-related calls during their free time.
Although it isn’t impossible, many self-employed workers can find it more difficult to obtain a mortgage.
Contractors are continuing to thrive, despite the current political turmoil that the UK is experiencing.
On IR35, Engage states: “The simple fact is, lengthy, broken and siloed data collection and storage processes make it unnecessarily difficult to correctly define a workers employment status quickly”.
More employers are turning to contract/temp staff in order to support their businesses while the long-term economic picture is unclear.
‘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.