March

CBI turns attention to the 'war on talent'

The skills shortage is continuing to occupy the minds of UK businesses and at the recent Employment and Skills Network event , the Confederation of British ...

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HMRC suffering from capacity issues

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is struggling from a capacity problem, which is limiting its ability to enforce IR35 . Minutes released by the IR35 Forum ...

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Contractor demand boom continues amid falling confidence levels

The upcoming election may be causing hiring confidence to falter when it comes to permanent placements but demand for contractors is continuing unabated. New ...

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HMRC launches self-employed support materials

Self-employment has been increasing in popularity over recent years, as more and more find themselves attracted by flexible ways of working and greater control ...

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Cumbria STEM skills shortage is 'ticking timebomb'

Contractors, especially those in the engineering sector, could find themselves in high demand in Cumbria over the coming years, as the region faces a skills ...

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IPSE: Govt must consider changes to relief carefully

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has advised the government to carefully consider changes to expenses rules announced ...

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David Cameron to tackle EU VAT red tape

Prime minister David Cameron is set to tackle the administrative burden that contractors, sole traders and limited companies face when dealing with value added ...

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Govt introduces new ways to tackle late payment

The government is introducing new measures to tackle late payment by extending the Prompt Payment Code. Despite not including details on the changes to the ...

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Small firms lack faith in Prompt Payment Code

Small businesses have little faith in the Prompt Payment Code, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The survey from the FSB ...

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APSCo: Budget's relief plans could be positive

Plans to restrict tax relief for limited companies and umbrella companies , which were included in this year's Budget, could be a positive step according ...

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Budget sees restrictions in relief

The government is restricting the relief that is available to certain contractors and limited companies . Chancellor George Osborne made this announcement when ...

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Business rates review launched

A review of the business rates system in England has been launched by the Treasury. The review will look into such areas as how to better support small ...

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SMEs reveal Budget wishlist

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have discussed the kinds of things they would like to see included in the upcoming Budget and it seems that tax ...

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FSB: Confidence up among SMEs

Small businesses appear to have gone into 2015 feeling confident, according to the first quarter results from the Federation of Small Businesses' (FSB) ...

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BoE: Self employment rise represents change

The rise in people setting up a business or becoming contractors or sole traders is a sign that the UK's workforce is undergoing a structural change, so ...

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Brookson to host contractor advice workshops

Brookson are set to hold a number of workshops across the country over the coming months with the intention of helping contractors and other self employed ...

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