CIMA: One-third of school leavers lack numeracy skills

One-third of school leavers are without the basic numeracy skills needed for a career, a new study has found. Research from the Chartered Institute of ...

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SMEs could be increasingly important to UK economy

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) has led to significant economic uncertainty throughout the country. Millions of residents ...

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Ipse calls for better finance education in schools to support self-employment

Ipse has called on the government to introduce a new module into schools in a bid to support those who may wish to move into self-employment later in life. The ...

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Professional bodies publish newly updated tax guidance

It is vital for independent accountants to make sure they are properly informed of all the requirements of the tax industry. If self-employed workers are not ...

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Innovate UK award celebrates female entrepreneurs

Fifteen of Britain’s most innovative women have been recognised at the Innovate UK awards ceremony in London’s Royal Society of Arts. The contest ...

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Self-employment rates on the rise in 2016

New figures show another rise in self-employment levels across the UK this year. The latest information from FSB reveals that the number of people becoming ...

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Self-employed not looking for working rights, study shows

Self-employed people are not searching for working rights in the UK’s gig economy, a new study has suggested. Research from ContractorCalculator found ...

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IPSE launches new partnerships to support self-employed

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has announced its first partners in its University Partnerships scheme. Aiming to ...

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UK infrastructure 'needs to deliver' for contractors

The UK's businesses largely have a positive perception of recent improvements to the country's infrastructure, according to a new report, but don't ...

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Dip predicted in 2017 economic growth

The economic climate may prove more challenging for contractors next year, with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) downgrading its GDP growth ...

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IPSE urges contractors to keep fighting IR35 proposal

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) is urging contractors to continue to fight proposed changes to IR35 in the public ...

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