73% of Self Employed Called “Financial Underclass”

, 11 August 2017

Many think self employment is all about living the high life. Not true. New research says that self employed are the “financial underclass.”

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NO Tax Cut for Contractors Says Chancellor

, 05 August 2017

If you are a contractor in the UK then you probably want to pay less tax. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there will be a tax cut any time soon.

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Freelance Contractors Are a…”Security Risk” Says Expert

, 24 July 2017

In the past you got a job and stayed with 1 company for years, but these days things are a lot different. Enter the freelance contractor.

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Research Confirms IT Contractors Leaving Public Sector

, 22 July 2017

One subject I've talked about before is how IT contractors would be leaving the public sector once those unpopular IR35 tax changes came into force.

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Government Scrap Tax Grab, Admit Defeat

, 16 July 2017

If you read this blog every week then you will no doubt remember how I reported on the cheeky tax grab the government tried to bring in at the budget.

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Only Digital Banking Please…We Are Self Employed

, 05 July 2017

Do you ever get tired of cashing cheques and paying in money at your local bank? A digital banking company might just change that.

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Deliveroo Fight Back With Pay Per Delivery for Drivers

, 27 June 2017

The takeaway delivery company Deliveroo have been in the news a lot recently, mostly being accused of hiring employees under the guise of “contractors.”

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Demand for IT Contractors Strong in May

, 20 June 2017

If you thought IT contracting was hitting a rough patch due to Brexit or IBM firing contractors, then think again, as demand was strong during May.

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Contractor Plans Legal Fight Against IR35 Reforms

, 13 June 2017

An IT contractor has taken the bold step of planning to take on the government and their IR35 reforms in a legal battle.

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Freelance Friendly Parties? The General Election Explained

, 06 June 2017

It's only 2 days until the UK General Election, and from what I'm hearing many freelancers and contractors are still undecided about who to vote for.

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IBM Tells Contractors “Take Pay Cut or Go”

, 30 May 2017

It's a harsh environment out there in the contracting world, and there is none as harsh as the IT industry, as proven by a recent IBM memo.

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New Figures Suggest 176,000 Self Employed People in Wales

, 22 May 2017

Wales is quickly becoming the UK hub of self employment, with 176,000 now working for themselves. That is 32% of new jobs in the country.

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Working From Home – 40% Are Lonely According to Report

, 15 May 2017

Many people are choosing to become their own boss and work from home, but a report suggests that many have to deal with loneliness.

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Over 15% of Workers in Harlow are Self Employed

, 08 May 2017

According to a new survey, one in six workers from the town of Harlow in Essex are classed as self employed, with many of those classed as contractors.

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Sky News Sued by Freelance Photographer

, 30 April 2017

A freelance photographer by the name of Eddie Mitchell isn't afraid to take on the Sky Broadcasting Corporation, after it was announced he was suing them.

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Contractors to Finally Get Paid on Time…Maybe

, 24 April 2017

I reported right here on this blog about how contractors spend an average of 20 days a year chasing clients for late payments. Sometimes they never get paid.

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