High earnings tax threshold raised, but does it do enough?

, 24 May 2015

We have an idea of how Chancellor Osborne will raise the higher tax rate threshold following the budget. But does it go far enough soon enough?

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Small business focus: we know what we want; now, deliver it!

, 21 May 2015

The FSB's #IBackSmallBusiness video implores the new government to focus on the right areas for UK Small Biz growth. Here's what we REALLY want:

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Are you this year’s best UK independent professional?

, 18 May 2015

IPSE is running a competition to find this year's top independent professionals: Freelancer Awards 2015. Here's why now's the best time to enter!

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Professional vacancies grow, but are placements sustainable?

, 12 May 2015

APSCo, REC, KMPG and HM (new) Govt all foresee economic growth. Plus, new job posts are increasing. BUT, skilled labour is in decline. What to do?

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HMRC taking no prisoners in the war against IR35

, 07 May 2015

Should you set up a Limited Company just to avoid paying tax? Most contractors do it right. But with 600k now operating this way, HMRC is on the warpath!

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Would a third tier work system sort out UK taxation?

, 30 April 2015

The US is presiding over the term "Dependent" Contractor, a role between employee and contractor. So why is HMRC intent on blurring our definitions yet further?

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Brits take top spot on economic growth

, 14 April 2015

The UK's economic growth is simply barreling along - and the contributions of freelancers and umbrella company contractors has been helping.

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UK contractors missing out by not having IT skills

, 11 April 2015

If you're a freelancer or an umbrella company contractor and your IT skills aren't up to par, you're not alone - but you also could be selling yourself short.

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Contractors paid better than permanent workers, survey says

, 07 April 2015

A new research survey has found that interim workers like freelancers and umbrella company contractors often receive better pay than permanent workers.

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CBI: beware ‘war on talent.’ Also: the sky is falling

, 04 April 2015

The Confederation of British Industry has sounded the alarmist klaxon, swearing up and down that there's a 'war on talent' destroying British industry.

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Hiring confidence falters yet contractor demand soars

, 31 March 2015

Demand for self-employed Brits like freelancers and umbrella company contractors is soaring even as the looming election is causing hiring confidence to falter.

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All hands on deck in Cumbria, university chancellor says

, 28 March 2015

The vice chancellor of the University of Cumbria says that it's an all hands on deck situation to combat the region's STEM skill shortage.

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Government extends Prompt Payment code to help contractors

, 24 March 2015

The Government has announced that it will be extending the Prompt Payment Code to help contractors and other sole traders cope with the horrors of late payment.

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APSCo says Budget tax relief plans could be positive step

, 21 March 2015

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies says the plans in the new Budget to provide relief to umbrella company contractors could be a positive step.

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Bank of England says UK workforce undergoing major shift

, 17 March 2015

According to the Bank of England, the UK workforce is undergoing a major shift thanks to the hard work of umbrella company contractors and freelancers.

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Contractors in deep demand in February, REC says

, 14 March 2015

Umbrella company contractors and freelance workers were in deep demand last month according to new figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

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