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Employers continue to hire despite low business confidence
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Employers continue to hire despite low business confidence

Employers’ confidence in the UK economy remains low, with confidence levels now at net: -26 – a fall of 1 percentage point from the previous rolling quarter.

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Taking time off improves contractor’s performance
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Taking time off improves contractor’s performance

IPSE: “Freelancers must be encouraged to take more time off not only for their businesses’ sake, but also for the sake of their wellbeing and personal lives.”

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Urgent need for more specialist engineering skills
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Urgent need for more specialist engineering skills

The latest power outage across the UK has highlighted the growing sense of urgency to address the skills gap across electrical engineering and remote outage.

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Parents have the most influence over student career choices
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Parents have the most influence over student career choices

Research shows many parents’ views could, in fact, end up swaying students from pursuing their dream careers.

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Many young people plan to become self-employed
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Many young people plan to become self-employed

Young women are just as determined as young men to set up their own businesses one day – 42% vs 44%, suggesting that any perceived constraints of gender are not acting as a deterrent.

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Number of flexible workspaces set to grow by 56% in 2022
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Number of flexible workspaces set to grow by 56% in 2022

Many self-employed workers will choose to use flexible workspaces, with perks including food services and conference rooms; they can also help to create a better work life balance for those who would usually work from home.

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Self-employed boom powered by female contractors
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Self-employed boom powered by female contractors

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) is calling on the government to take action when it comes to supporting the self-employed.

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Creative sectors thrive thanks to £1.1 billion government boost
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Creative sectors thrive thanks to £1.1 billion government boost

Latest figures show how Britain’s creative and art sectors have benefitted greatly from government tax reliefs.

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