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Keep up to date with all the latest contractor news. We have written everything in plain English, so there’s no need to go to the overly complex HMRC website to learn about any tax and accountancy related updates.

Self-employed are ‘overwhelmingly’ happy with their work life
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Self-employed are ‘overwhelmingly’ happy with their work life

IPSE: ‘There’s a reason the number of freelancers in the UK has shot up by 47 per cent in the last ten years: as this research shows, the freedom and flexibility of freelancing can be a real boost to happiness and work satisfaction’.

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IR35 scaremongering could damage talent ecosystem
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

IR35 scaremongering could damage talent ecosystem

Kingsbridge: ‘IR35 Protect - when aligned with a fit and proper process, enables businesses to continue to engage with contractors with complete confidence, by protecting all parties in the recruitment supply chain’.

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Accountancy perceived as one of most difficult professions to access without university degree
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Accountancy perceived as one of most difficult professions to access without university degree

According to recent findings, lower-income background is perceived as a significant barrier to entering professions such as accountancy, teaching and law.

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Search on for young space entrepreneurs
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Search on for young space entrepreneurs

Winning ideas from last year’s competition included tracking abandoned shopping trolleys, fighting crime with drones and designing a mobile app to locate public toilets.

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IPSE disappointed in government’s IR35 review
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

IPSE disappointed in government’s IR35 review

The IPSE believes that the government’s review into IR35 will not alleviate contractor’s fears about the changes to the legislation.

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Temporary billings rose at the end of 2019
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Temporary billings rose at the end of 2019

REC: 'This is a delicate period for the jobs market, and is the worst time to push through sweeping changes to the way we tax contractors'.

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Lack of motivation preventing entrepreneur success
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Lack of motivation preventing entrepreneur success

“Even if budding entrepreneurs passionately believe that their ideas for new business ventures have potential, many of them seem to give up while only a few act on their intentions and implement their ideas.”

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Rise in demand for dementia specialists
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Rise in demand for dementia specialists

Alzheimer’s and dementia are now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. Almost one in eight people died from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in 2018, with the proportion increasing for the fourth consecutive year – up from 12.7% in 2017 to 12.8% in 2018.

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