September

The growth of self-employed mothers

Self-employment is becoming more and more popular in the UK. With many people seeking the flexibility and control over their workload that comes with being ...

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Labour Conference 2017: Highlights for the self-employed

The Labour Party Conference was held this week (ending September 29th) and people from all over the world of work were represented. Unsurprisingly, the ...

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Southampton named best UK city to be self-employed

Freelancers looking to relocate should do their research as to the best places for them to go, and a new study has made that task easier. According to research ...

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Hull named "Most Enterprising Place in Britain"

Not only has Hull been named the City of Culture for 2017, it now has another credential to its name: the UK's most enterprising place. The city was given ...

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Majority of UK workforce looking to become self-employed?

As a freelancer, you will be very familiar with the benefits of being self-employed. The flexibility, the sense of reward and the level of control you have ...

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FSB to award best small business exporter

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has announced that, in recognition of the recent success of Britain's small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) ...

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Government urged to provide self-employed with Shared Parental Pay

Self-employed parents are being let down by the current maternity pay system, according to a new campaign urging the government to include both parents. ...

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Let entrepreneurs use pension pots, urges IoD

For many entrepreneurs, securing the funding you need to set up a business can be the most difficult step in becoming self-employed. Many business ...

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Contractors take less holiday, but are happier

Few people get involved with self-employment because they want more free time; most freelancers will agree that their career involves a lot of hard work and ...

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CIPD: £13m a year required to improve SME productivity

Some £13 million a year is required in order to improve the workplace productivity of small businesses, a new study has suggested. Research from the ...

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UK labour market becoming stronger

As an independent worker, you might have found that there was a point where you couldn't work for a big company any more. It might have been because of ...

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ACAS: Flexible working can reduce work-life conflict

Flexible working is becoming increasingly common among businesses as they look to improve the work/life balance of employees and boost staff retention. New ...

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Self-employed hourly rate rises faster than employees, study shows

UK freelance professionals saw a significant increase in their salaries between 2010 and 2015, new findings show. A study from PeoplePerHour was analysed by ...

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Scotland employment reaches record high

Scotland’s employment rate reached a record high in the three months to July, increasing 1.8 percentage points from the previous three months to 75.8 ...

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