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IPSE concerned by IR35 research
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

IPSE concerned by IR35 research

With the IR35 consultation closing at the end of May, research covering the legislation has revealed worrying results.

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Female contractors driving the UK’s self-employed revolution
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Female contractors driving the UK’s self-employed revolution

The significant rise in highly-skilled female contractors over the last decade has taken the number of senior-level women contracting in the UK to 863,000.

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UK has high ‘always-on work’ culture
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

UK has high ‘always-on work’ culture

As many as 72.4% of Brits reply to work-related emails or make work-related calls during their free time.

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IPSE joins mortgage firm to help self-employed
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

IPSE joins mortgage firm to help self-employed

Although it isn’t impossible, many self-employed workers can find it more difficult to obtain a mortgage.

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Self-employed sector sees significant growth
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Self-employed sector sees significant growth

Contractors are continuing to thrive, despite the current political turmoil that the UK is experiencing.

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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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