May

Queen's Speech promises a government for working people

This week's Queen's Speech had a number of implications for workers across the UK, with trade union reform, full employment and immigration all on the ...

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Self employment thrives in wealthy areas

Entrepreneurship is most likely to thrive in areas where wages are high, according to a new study by economists at the University of Sussex and the University ...

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Big data IT contractors could benefit from skills gap

IT contractors and sole traders with expertise in big data could see their services becoming more sought after as organisations struggle to find the right ...

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ContractorFinancials says self employed can obtain mortgages

ContractorFinancials, a specialist provider of financial advice for freelancers and contractors, has responded to research suggesting that self employed are ...

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Temp workers needed to plug skills gap

Limited company contractors , umbrella company contractors and sole traders are seeing employers turn to them in an effort to deal with skills shortages. ...

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CBI and Sajid Javid discuss Enterprise Bill

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has been discussing ideas for better regulation and boosting competitiveness with new business secretary Sajid ...

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Tax professionals positive about HMRC review

A group of tax professionals is feeling positive about a comprehensive review from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on tax penalties; an issue that could affect a ...

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38% of self employed worried they can't get a mortgage

New research shows that 38 per cent of self employed professionals who are thinking of taking out a mortgage are concerned they won't be able to. The ...

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Business experts welcome Enterprise bill

Experts on professional recruitment and self employment have welcomed aspects of the new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment bill that is set to become ...

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UK falls into deflation

New statistics show that the rate of inflation in the UK turned negative during April, meaning that the country has fallen into deflation. According to the ...

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CIOT calls for more reform on tax penalties

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has applauded the review of the tax penalties regime but says that more could be done to improve it further. HM ...

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George Osborne plans Budget for July 8th

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that a second Budget for 2015 will be unveiled this summer, on Wednesday July 8th. Speaking to reporters outside 11 ...

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Measures to help small businesses become law

Limited companies , sole traders and start ups are set to benefit from a new set of measures that will become law. The Small Business, Enterprise and ...

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IoD: members want govt to prioritise deficit reduction

A number of limited companies want the government to prioritise deficit reduction during the early stages of parliament, a survey from the Institute of ...

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IPSE calls for digital infrastructure improvement

The Association for Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) is calling for improvements to be made to digital infrastructure, in order to help ...

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Scotland sees rise in contractor billings

The work available for contractors was on the rise in Scotland during April, according to the latest Report on Jobs from Bank of Scotland. This follows on from ...

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