March

Mortgage approval rate rising for self-employed

A new report has suggested that banks and other mortgage lenders are now far more likely to make it easier for self-employed people to get on the property ...

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'Up-skill battle' creating opportunities for self-employed

The ongoing skills shortage that continues to blight many of the UK's major industries is presenting an increasing number of opportunities for limited ...

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IT contractors with big data expertise in high demand

Digital contractors with specialist big data expertise are in high demand as the IT sector continues to be blighted by a skills shortage, a new report reveals. ...

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18% of Welsh people 'wish they were self-employed'

Some 18 per cent of people in Wales wish they were self-employed, according to a new report. Research carried out by Populus on behalf of NatWest led to the ...

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Innovation increasing among small businesses

A new report has suggested that many small businesses are experiencing a confidence boom, with statistics showing that the pace of innovation is increasing. ...

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MPs call for change to contractor taxes

Tax can be very complicated when you are a contractor. Sometimes it can seem like this important group of workers are not recognised to the same extent that ...

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Leadership skills in high demand

New research has shown that leadership and management skills are in high demand for small businesses. The report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) ...

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'Serial entrepreneurs' key to economical success

A new report has highlighted the importance of serial entrepreneurship for the UK's economy. The document, published by Coutts and the Centre for ...

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Women going solo for better work/life balance?

When it comes to starting your own business, going solo as a freelancer, contractor or consultant, many people assume it will be a scary journey. It seems like ...

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UK consulting grows at amazing rate

In Britain, consultancy is becoming even more of a lucrative career path than it was in previous years. Spurred on by an increase in hiring of temporary staff ...

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FSB welcomes taxation changes

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed new recommendations made by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS). Recently, the OTS announced a number ...

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Small businesses continue to grow

Deciding to start your own business can pose a number of challenges, and knowing when it's wise to grow and when it's best to remain constan is one of ...

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Contracting opportunities see significant rise

As a contractor, you will naturally want to know that there are enough opportunities available for you in the industry you're in. If companies stop taking ...

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