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Hiring up despite record low business confidence
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Hiring up despite record low business confidence

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.

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IR35 changes must be delayed, says ATT
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

IR35 changes must be delayed, says ATT

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.”

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IPSE welcomes 4G coverage improvements
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

IPSE welcomes 4G coverage improvements

The government champions a £1 billion deal with the mobile phone industry to banish rural ‘not-spots’.

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IPSE responds to new IR35 briefing
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

IPSE responds to new IR35 briefing

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.”

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Over-30s have better cybersecurity behaviour than younger workers
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Over-30s have better cybersecurity behaviour than younger workers

The report indicated that the younger generation is more anxious about cybersecurity than the over-30s.

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Government commits to improving extra support offered by HMRC
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Government commits to improving extra support offered by HMRC

The LITRG has welcomed the government’s acceptance that further improvements are needed to help unrepresented taxpayers caught in a dispute with HMRC.

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Many Brits have no savings to fall back on
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Many Brits have no savings to fall back on

Recent findings reveal that the under 25s are the best at putting money away regularly, while the over 55s are worst at planning their personal finances in advance.

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IPSE welcomes measures to secure the future of the self-employed
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

IPSE welcomes measures to secure the future of the self-employed

The IPSE has welcomed measures announced in the Queen’s speech to support pension saving among the self-employed.

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