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Contractor demand up despite Coronavirus causing employer confidence to drop
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Contractor demand up despite Coronavirus causing employer confidence to drop

Many key firms in supply chains are looking to bring in flexible staff to deal with the fast-changing landscape at the onset of the crisis.

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Coronavirus financial lifeline finally offered to self-employed
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Coronavirus financial lifeline finally offered to self-employed

IPSE: ‘This will offer essential support to the many hard-working self-employed people across the country who are losing projects and contracts because of the Coronavirus outbreak’.

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Funding for tech firms who find digital support solutions for those isolating
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Funding for tech firms who find digital support solutions for those isolating

The funding will be available to innovators who can find digital ways to support people who need help during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Government must do more to save jobs and businesses, say REC
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Government must do more to save jobs and businesses, say REC

REC: ‘Four in five recruiters expect the outbreak to have an adverse impact on hiring in the short term, and we are likely to see the greatest impact in sectors like hospitality, retail and the creative industries’.

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Government delays IR35 changes
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Government delays IR35 changes

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed says the government has ‘done the sensible thing’ by delaying the IR35 changes to the private sector.

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Men earn more than women in self-employment
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Men earn more than women in self-employment

Findings from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed has revealed that there is a gender pay gap within the contracting sector.

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IR35 plans still ‘drastically undermining’ contracting sector, say IPSE
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

IR35 plans still ‘drastically undermining’ contracting sector, say IPSE

IPSE: ‘This Budget is a mixed but overall still gloomy event for most of the self-employed’.

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Tech development to drive jobs growth in 2020
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Tech development to drive jobs growth in 2020

Robert Half UK: ‘As businesses look to attract the best digital specialists to leverage these developments, the war for talent will only continue to heat up’.

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