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IR35 classifications highlight ‘broken system’, says Engage
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

IR35 classifications highlight ‘broken system’, says Engage

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”.

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Employers turn to contractors during economic uncertainty
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Employers turn to contractors during economic uncertainty

More employers are turning to contract/temp staff in order to support their businesses while the long-term economic picture is unclear.

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Network Rail IR35 assessment is ‘deeply concerning’, says IPSE
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Network Rail IR35 assessment is ‘deeply concerning’, says IPSE

‘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.

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Many Brits have taken time off due to work stress
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Mental Health Awareness Week: Many Brits have taken time off due to work stress

Of those who have experienced stress in the workplace, one in 25 (4%) reported it was so serious that they had to leave a job. This rises to 5% for women and falls to 3% for men.

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Petrol prices surges to six-month high
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Petrol prices surges to six-month high

With the average cost of petrol and diesel rising, this will have an impact on the many self-employed workers who need to travel for their work.

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House building helping UK construction return to growth
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

House building helping UK construction return to growth

Construction output rises for the first time since January, while residential work expands at the fastest pace for four months.

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HMRC’s top tips for staying safe online
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

HMRC’s top tips for staying safe online

HMRC is reminding people that although the security of its systems and customer data is top of its list, everyone needs to stay alert.

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NHS pay gap must be addressed, say experts
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

NHS pay gap must be addressed, say experts

Healthier Recruitment is warning that the current approach to recruitment will fracture the NHS and worsen the staffing crises.

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