UK employers are looking for a green light to start investing and hiring again as soon as possible.
CIOT: ‘“Whoever is in government after the general election needs to give this matter their urgent attention, responding to the review and setting out the resulting requirements before the end of December.”
A third of private sector organisations who regularly engage non-permanent contractors, including temporary workers, are unaware of the reforms to IR35 legislation due to come into effect in April 2020.
Two in three (66%) employers of temporary agency workers highlighted that these workers are important for short-term access to key skills. This was up from 55% a year earlier.
ATT: “We believe that introducing the off-payroll rules to the private sector in April 2020, when final legislation and detailed guidance are not yet available, risks repeating the errors made in the public sector, rather than learning from them.”
The government champions a £1 billion deal with the mobile phone industry to banish rural ‘not-spots’.
IPSE: “This briefing will be cold comfort to the millions of self-employed who are worried about the looming disaster for the sector when the changes to IR35 come into force next April.”
The report indicated that the younger generation is more anxious about cybersecurity than the over-30s.