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IPSE urges PM Boris Johnson to get behind contractors
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

IPSE urges PM Boris Johnson to get behind contractors

The IPSE congratulates Boris Johnson on being elected as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister, but urges him to make the economy more competitive by supporting the self-employed.

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Government proposes new benefits for flexible workers
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Government proposes new benefits for flexible workers

Often used in service industries such as couriers and hospitality and in the retail sectors, flexible working allows people to fit their work around their personal lives, including caring responsibilities and studies.

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Businesses unprepared for contractor tax changes
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Businesses unprepared for contractor tax changes

From next year, businesses engaging independent workers will become responsible for setting their tax status. As part of this reform, the tax liability will also transfer from the contractor to the fee-paying party in the supply chain, which is typically the recruiter or the company that directly engages the individual.

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Late payment ‘endemic’ in UK, says IPSE
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Late payment ‘endemic’ in UK, says IPSE

The Prompt Payment Code’s Compliance Board, chaired by CICM’s Chief Executive Philip King, includes the Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal, and regularly reviews the status of organisations to ensure they are upholding their commitments.

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Happiest cities to live and work revealed
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Happiest cities to live and work revealed

The happiest cities to both live and work in the UK have been revealed in a new survey. Is your city in the top 10?

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Improvements urgently needed for HMRC’s IR35 assessment tool
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Improvements urgently needed for HMRC’s IR35 assessment tool

The government has published its draft legislation with proposals to extend the ‘off-payroll working’ rules that currently apply to the public sector, to the private sector.

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Draft finance bill could damage British innovation, says IPSE
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Draft finance bill could damage British innovation, says IPSE

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) believe the IR35 draft finance bill results could seriously damage British innovation.

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Minister for Women & Equalities sets out vision for gender equality
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Minister for Women & Equalities sets out vision for gender equality

Despite generally doing better in education, women are more than three times likely to work part time - with less chance of seeing their wages grow, tend to work in lower paid industries and jobs, and have lower private pensions wealth.

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