October

Contractors aid workforce strategies

A number of employers are looking for ways to create a leaner but efficient workforce and it seems limited company contractors and umbrella company contractors ...

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Confidence dips in oil and gas

Umbrella company contractors and limited company contractors in the oil and gas sector may wish to err on the side of caution as optimism in the sector has ...

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SMEs get in touch with politicians on social media

Limited companies and people who are just setting up a business will be able to get in direct contact with politicians thanks to a new campaign from the ...

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FSB: hiring first staff member is costly

Insight into the costs associated with hiring the first staff member in a small business or limited company has been drawn up by the Federation of Small ...

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Freelancer limited company tax structure called for

An optional 'freelancer limited company' structure is being called for to be implemented into the UK's tax system. The suggestion was put forward by the ...

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IPSE: Prompt Payment Code needs strength

For the Prompt Payment Code to make a real difference in fighting late payment, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) says ...

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UK ranked among most business friendly countries

The UK has been ranked in the top ten economies around the globe that are the most business friendly in terms of regulations. This is according to the World ...

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Govt and industry to tackle late payment

The issue of late payment is set to be tackled by the government and a number of big industry players. A new Advisory Board is being formed with a view to ...

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Guests revealed for National Freelancers Day event

A number of guests have been announced for the headline event for National Freelancers Day, due to take place in London's Tech City. Among the people who ...

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BETs to be scrapped by HMRC

Business Entity Tests (BETs) are to be scrapped by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from April next year following a review undertaken by an IR35 Forum focus ...

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Contractors aid record returns in recruitment sector

Umbrella company contractors have helped the recruitment sector gain record returns and surpass its pre-recession peak. By the end of the financial year ...

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Contractors with big data expertise needed

Umbrella company contractors , sole traders and people working as limited companies who have expertise in big data are needed among a number of companies at ...

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Contractor opportunities rising in Scotland

Opportunities for umbrella company contractors and other self employed professionals looking for a temporary job are on the rise in Scotland. This is according ...

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Labour promises to tackle late payment

The Labour Party has promised that it will tackle late payments as it puts forward what it describes as 'tough' amendments to the Small Business ...

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HMRC issues tax return reminder

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding all self employed professionals , sole traders and limited companies that the deadline is coming up for self ...

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Study launched to measure value of umbrella sector

A research programme has been launched to uncover the size and value of the umbrella employment sector, including the umbrella company contractors that are ...

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