November

Creative Industries Federation launched

With a view to giving the UK's creative sector "a single and independent voice", the Creative Industries Federation has been launched. The ...

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Govt encouraged to help creative sector grow

The government is being encouraged to give more support to the creative sector, which could help create more jobs. Leading this plea is the innovation charity ...

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IPSE on late payment: prevention is better than cure

To combat late payment, proactive measures need to be in place rather than the reliance on limited company contractors , umbrella company contractors and sole ...

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HMRC revises Direct Recovery of Debt powers

Plans for taxes owed to be recovered directly from bank accounts by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have been revised. Under the new plans, taxpayers will have ...

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Prime Minister David Cameron meets UK’s top freelancers

As part of the celebrations and events surrounding National Freelancers Day on November 19th, some of the UK’s top self-employed professionals visited ...

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FSB calls on govt to support business

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the government to use the upcoming Autumn Statement to support business ambitions and deliver ...

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Free courses on setting up a business go live

For those who are interested in joining or setting up a business in the digital sector, a handful of free courses have gone live. The Digital Business Academy ...

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Government accused of neglecting freelancer training

An independent report has criticised the government for neglecting freelancers, such as umbrella company contractors , limited company contractors and sole ...

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Female freelancers earning more than men

Women are earning more for freelance work, whether as a limited company contractor , umbrella company contractor or other self employed professional, per hour ...

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Scotland financial recovery provides boost for contractors

The recent recovery in the Scottish financial sector has provided a boost for a range of skilled umbrella company contractors and limited company contractors ...

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Appointment of freelancer Tsar is landmark moment for self-employed

David Morris has been named the UK's first ever freelancer Tsar in what is a landmark moment for the self-employed. Coinciding with National Freelancers ...

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Tax crackdown means HMRC gathers more revenue

A more hard-line approach to investigating tax payments and a higher focus on ordinary taxpayers means that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has collected a ...

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UK has Europe’s largest share of IT professionals

The UK leads the way in Europe when it comes to the percentage of IT workers found in the country, suggesting it is the major hub for work when it comes to ...

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Demand growing in the digital and marketing sector

Now is the ideal time to be a contractor in the digital and marketing sector, as demand for workers increases and companies struggle to recruit permanent staff ...

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Attractiveness of self-employment holds no barriers

Working as a contractor, limited company or sole trader is proving to be popular with people from all professions and walks of life, according to one industry ...

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National Freelancers Day backed by MP

The upcoming National Freelancers Day, set to be held on November 19th, has been given backing from a notable figure in politics. Shadow business secretary ...

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