July

73% of UK’s self-employment sector have no pension

Some 73 per cent of Britain’s self-employed workforce have no pension, a new study has indicated. Research from the Drewberry Wealth and Protection ...

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CIF: Gig economy workers sign more contracts than creative freelancers

Creative freelancers can be differentiated from gig economy workers by the number of contracts they sign up for, according to a new study. The Creative ...

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Scotland third-highest in UK for gender parity

Scotland is now ranked the third-highest in terms of gender parity in the UK, a new study has found. Research from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found ...

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HS2 granted permission to revamp Birmingham railway terminal

The HS2 train company has been granted permission to transform Birmingham Curzon Street Station into a new commercial space. The 180-year-old Grade I-listed ...

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Self-employed tax deadline approaching on July 31st

Self-employed professionals have until July 31st to meet the deadline for tax payments. While it is not as well-known as the January self-assessment date, it ...

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HS2 announces contract winners

The winners of the latest HS2 contracts have been announced by the government, with Carillion, Costain and Balfour Beatty among the names working on the ...

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IPSE calls for statutory definition of self-employment

A statutory definition of self-employment needs to be issued by the government, according to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed ...

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Self-employed would welcome sick pay, study suggests

British micro-business owners and freelancers find sick pay more appealing than any other benefit, a new study has found. Research from FreeAgent and the ...

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Deliveroo recommends law change to allow self-employed benefits

Deliveroo is willing to pay benefits to self-employed riders if the law is changed and staff can still benefit from flexibility. The company explained that ...

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Resolution Foundation: Self-employed should be entitled to minimum wage

Some self-employed professionals should be eligible for the national minimum wage because of their low earnings, according to the Resolution Foundation. The ...

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ICAEW: AI will cause paradigm shift in accountancy

Workforces need to be flexible and agile enough to take advantage of the potential of the technology. This is according to the Institute of Chartered ...

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