In the same week that new IR35 legislation came into effect in the public sector, contracting and contractors expert Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of ContractorCalculator has suggested that HMRC’s IR35 status tool could be facilitating tax avoidance. This is based on the analysis of over 558 results that contractors have obtainedRead More
According to insight from global talent acquisition and management firm, Alexander Mann Solutions, freelancers will perform an inherently fundamental role in the future workplace as greater numbers of millennials continue to enter the workforce. However, few firms are equipped to attract and manage such a workforce, they reveal.
Market insights indicateRead More
The Government published its draft legislation on ‘off payroll’ arrangements (IR35) in the public sector as part of The Finance Bill on Monday. Having taken the time to go through the legislation in detail, Tania Bowers, General Counsel at The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) says:
“While the draftRead More
Despite widespread speculation about a negative impact on City jobs following our Brexit decision, specialist contractors in the change and transformation arena have never had it so good. That’s according to market analysis by Venquis.
The specialist business transformation recruiter has found that contractors across the financial services sector are hotRead More
A national survey from IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has found that many freelancers are struggling to find ways to save for their retirement. IPSE urges Government to work with NEST, its auto-enrolment provider, to create a more flexible pension solution for the self-employed.
The researchRead More
The UK is in danger of moving from being one of most flexible – to one of most inflexible labour markets in the world; a disaster for the public sector, says APSCo.
Responding to the Autumn Statement, Samantha Hurley, Operations Director at The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) comments:
On IR35 Restriction:
“The Government has announcedRead More
The number of independent freelance professionals, commonly referred to as freelancers, in the EU-28 rose by a quarter (24%) from 7.7 million to 9.6 million between 2008 and 2015. This is according to new research published by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed. The news comesRead More
When it comes to stress, says Tricia Woolfrey of PW Consulting, work is said to be the biggest culprit. More stressful than relationship issues, money problems and even health worries according to Mind who say that 41% of people are stressed or very stressed in their jobs.
Yet, apart from aRead More
It’s Monday once more; so let’s start the freelance week off in the best way possible by looking at a précis of the last 7-days’ best freelance articles, news and advice with The Freelance Bulletin. The original articles can all be accessed from the hyperlink attached to the respective author’sRead More