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Self-Employed sector continues to grow

Latest figures have shown that the self-employed sector has grown significantly – by 76,000 compared to this time last year. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), welcomes the recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, saying that this shows the continued rise and resilience of the self-employed sector, despite economic and political Read More…

Thousands of Brits have a second self-employed job

Latest research has revealed that there are thousands of people in the UK who work a part-time self-employed job alongside their permanent role. The findings, compiled by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), show that there are as many as 320,000 people up and down the country who have a so-called ‘side Read More…

Cambridge named as top UK city for finding work

Cambridge has overtaken Swindon and is now the top city in the country to find a job, closely followed by Oxford. The latest research, compiled by job search engine Adzuna, revealed that there are now 25 jobs to every jobseeker in Cambridge, with this surge in hiring thought to be mainly due to a boom Read More…

HMRC lose another IR35 case against Loose Woman presenter

With the recent success of Lorraine Kelly’s high profile tax tribunal case over IR35, a similar story involving Kaye Adams has had the same result. With HMRC losing yet another case, this time to the BBC and Loose Woman presenter, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has warned that this continues to Read More…

REC urges government to publish final IR35 changes by October

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is urging the government to commit to publishing the final IR35 legislation by October, giving businesses six months to prepare fully. The new IR35 rules for contractors working in the private sector will come into force in April 2020 – just a year from now. According to the REC, Read More…

Self-employed remote working boosts productivity

Latest findings show that remote working boosts both flexibility and productivity for self-employed professionals.   The research, compiled by the IPSE and People Per Hour, revealed that contractors overwhelmingly saw remote working as a positive, with as many as 87% working remotely at some point in the last year. When asked to choose the main Read More…

IR35 private sector changes will ‘severely damage’ sector, says IPSE

The IPSE has spoken out after a parliamentary debate discussing changes to IR35 in the private sector, saying the self-employed sector will be ‘severely damaged’ by the legislation. Responding to the debate held last week, which looked at the impact of the changes to self-employed tax law, Andy Chamberlain, IPSE’s Deputy Director of Policy, said: Read More…

Life Sciences professionals in high demand

Despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty, a recent report has shown that demand for professionals to work within the UK’s Life Sciences sector has increased by 11%. The research, gathered by Vacancysoft on behalf of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), revealed that clinical vacancies rose the highest, with an increase of 37%. Also, while pharmaceutical Read More…

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