October

Govt consults on late payment changes

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched an open consultation into regulatory changes regarding late payments and “grossly ...

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Temporary staff delivering key strategic skills

Temporary staffing solutions - such as hiring contractors to provide the necessary expertise to complete key projects - are proving increasingly important in ...

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World Bank: UK is good place to do business

The 2015 Ease of Doing Business report has been published by the World Bank, and has revealed that the UK is the sixth-most business friendly country out of a ...

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Games development offers contractor prospects

An IT entrepreneur has called on the government to help support the burgeoning computer games industry that has sprung up in and around Dundee. Giving evidence ...

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CMA: Ensure more competition for small business banking

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published the provisional report into the state of the current account and business banking sectors in the UK, ...

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HMRC scraps BRCs

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced the abolition of Business Record Checks (BRC), as it was having trouble selecting noncompliant businesses to ...

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Aberdeen tops list for new work freelancers and SMEs

When we think of hotspots for creative, digital small businesses and freelancers , many people’s minds will be drawn to well-known trend-setting ...

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MP proposes IR35 reform

David Morris, the MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, has used an article in local publication inTheBay to call for a new system of taxation for self-employed ...

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Self-employment falls for 7th month

The number of self-employed people in the UK has dropped for the seventh consecutive month, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ...

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Trend of late payments grows further

According to new research from the Asset-Based Finance Association (ABFA), the impact of late payment on the UK’s small to medium-sized enterprises ...

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Entrepreneur of the Year named

The EY UK Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015 has been announced, as well as those who came close to the prize. The list should provide plenty of inspiration for ...

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Locum pay falls under the spotlight

A recent report in the Times has brought the pay of locum doctors into the glare of media attention, as many criticised the fact that one contractor was set to ...

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Corbyn promises parental leave for self-employed

During the political conference season, many politicians like to take advantage of heightened media attention to launch major policies and commitments. While ...

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Relationships between banks and SMEs revealed

A study commissioned by cloud marketplace provider BCSG has revealed the state of relationships between banks and their small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) ...

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Devolution for business rates announced

For the self-employed , one of the biggest pieces of news to emerge from the Conservative Party conference in Manchester is the chancellor George ...

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Govt sets up freelancers group

The government has announced the creation of a new organisation to represent the interests of self-employed people in Parliament. The All Party Parliamentary ...

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