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Voting is now open in the 2014 PCG Consultative Council elections. Twenty-four PCG members have put themselves forward to represent you, the members, and help build a better freelancing environment f

PCG has reacted to the news that a number of large financial institutions are planning to slash rates with a stark warning that blanket cuts could turn the finance sector into a no-go zone for contractors.

PCG CEO Chris Bryce said:

It has been announced this week that the Government will legislate later this year for changes to the reporting requirements for companies.

Labour Market Statistics released by the ONS today show that self-employment has topped 4.5million for the first time in history.
 
PCG has today written to Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to call for action on the assurance process for ‘off payroll’ workers in the public sector after the House of Lords Committee on Personal Service Companies called on the Government
Job title: Policy and External Affairs Adviser
 
Reports to: Director of Policy and Public Affairs 
 
PCG, the membership organisation for independent professionals, has reacted with concern to the Government’s intention to criminalise taxpayers who keep undeclared income overseas.
 
Chris Bryce, PCG’s CEO, said:
PCG, the organisation representing the UK’s independent professionals, has defended the nation’s self-employed people after an attack on the sector by the TUC.
 
Chris Bryce, CEO of PCG said:
 

On Monday 7th April the House of Lords Committee on Personal Service Companies published its report, having taken evidence from numerous witnesses including PCG and HMRC.

This week, PCG and think tank DEMOS held a round-table event on “defining freelancing”.
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24/04/2014 13:10
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24/04/2014 10:35
PCG issues warning to financial sector - blanket rate cuts risk skills exodus http://t.co/pnmyqxkV1u
24/04/2014 09:15
RT @SmartWorkUK: New @insidepcg research reveals 70% of UK freelancers expect the economy to improve over the next year http://t.co/qVSsrpT
23/04/2014 16:22
PCG Senior Public Affairs Adviser @AndyC76, discusses new legislation for changes to company reporting requirements: http://t.co/zuPFdyBw32
22/04/2014 17:17
@kernelsaunters 2/2 We've got lots of events coming up soon in Scotland - keep an eye on our events page for details! http://t.co/gqleZPNjMh
22/04/2014 17:10
@kernelsaunters Hi. The events were very limited capacity so our Board of Directors attended as member representatives. 1/2
22/04/2014 09:21
RT @cahootify: Freelancers suggest economy is improving: @insidepcg: http://t.co/dUW0IMh6CK #freelancers #economy
17/04/2014 16:28
@S_Hl Hi Steven. Sorry you're having problems. It's in the plans to develop a mobile theme in the near future. Rosie
17/04/2014 12:40
FreelanceUK cover the rise in self-employment and making Britain more 'freelance friendly' http://t.co/qJFHpwy8ix
17/04/2014 10:19
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17/04/2014 10:08
RT @globaleditor: Freelancers suggest economy is improving: @insidepcg: http://t.co/gZDz35VrAF @GlblRecruiter
16/04/2014 14:58
Fancy joining our policy team? We're looking for a Policy & External Affairs Adviser. More details here http://t.co/e7z1RqOHzz #policyjobs
16/04/2014 12:25
Press Release: @ONS #labourmarket stats show self-employment jump to 4.5m. Now lets support those bravely going solo. http://t.co/wOSj07MCjB
16/04/2014 11:37
RT @jamesrbrookson: @insidepcg has criticised the @TUCnews assertions that people are being forced into self-employment. http://t.co/A1gGI9
16/04/2014 11:34
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16/04/2014 11:19
RT @AskBrookson: @insidepcg tells TUC 'self-employment growth is a structural change' http://t.co/6rdqZlXBNe
16/04/2014 10:17
PRESS RELEASE: PCG backs House of Lords call for Government action on off-payroll working http://t.co/f5rSOqOEXF
15/04/2014 13:19
RT @Shout99Ltd: Shout99 : Row over value and status of self-employed between #TUC and #PCG http://t.co/b9KXEF71vI #selfemployed via @Shout9
15/04/2014 13:14
RT @KingsbridgeProf: Advice for contractors in the public sector from @insidePCG about Contingent Labour One http://t.co/hdDbK6k4wD
15/04/2014 13:02
@CGaskell Hi Chris. Sorry you're having problems. If you call our membership team on 0208 897 9970 they'll be happy to help. Rosie
15/04/2014 10:25
@pjgrenyer @glenscott Glad it's sorted! Thanks for your feedback - our tech team is looking into improving the running speed now. Rosie
15/04/2014 10:17
RT @itcontracting: PCG slams TUC for attacking self-employment http://t.co/DivzcdjBjV @insidepcg @FrancesOGrady @TUCnews
15/04/2014 10:03
Love politics? We're looking for a talented Policy and External Affairs Adviser to join the team http://t.co/F3nbFAkSPR #policyjobs
15/04/2014 09:54
RT @DerekClearSky: 70% of contractors and freelancers expect the economy to improve in 2014, says @insidepcg http://t.co/M6OdTSTpAZ (via @g
15/04/2014 09:52
@pjgrenyer @glenscott Hi. Sorry you're having problems. If you call our membership team on 0208 897 9970 they'll be happy to help. Rosie
14/04/2014 16:12
RT @AskBrookson: @insidepcg works to define freelancing http://t.co/YAygXMKatQ
14/04/2014 15:39
PRESS RELEASE: PCG responds to Government’s plans to criminalise offshore accounts http://t.co/kYYUyOhnTs
14/04/2014 14:36
RT @globaleditor: Economy on the up according to freelancers: @insidepcg: http://t.co/gZDz35VrAF @GlblRecruiter
14/04/2014 14:01
PRESS RELEASE: PCG comes out in defence of the self-employed following attack on the sector http://t.co/ZSnIDPbh0i
14/04/2014 14:00
@p_h_ Hi Pete. Thank you for your feedback - our tech team is looking into improving the running speed right now. Rosie
14/04/2014 12:51
Our brand new website has gone live today! Why not take a look and let us know what you think? http://t.co/8rzMjvsgy8
11/04/2014 16:26
House of Lords Select Committee on PSCs report - PCG Analysis http://t.co/lx67fG4Y8Z
11/04/2014 15:12
BLOG: Defining freelancing – an easy task? http://t.co/MigtKrDdDN
11/04/2014 11:48
RT @HadleysComment: Been a gt wk of engaging w/ other key biz orgs. Gd to see @CBItweets, @CIPD, @fsb_hq and @insidepcg at various events …
10/04/2014 14:27
Call for evidence: Do businesses have the same rights as consumers? http://t.co/kEwW8mU2aP
10/04/2014 10:07
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10/04/2014 09:54
@ChristosMatskas We are concerned about this and speaking to the Govt. We’ve also prepared advice on CL1 contracts: http://t.co/jkz9CgYCk8
09/04/2014 15:19
Confused about insurance? Find out what's legally required of #freelancers in our guide: http://t.co/vSKZV3tpHY
09/04/2014 10:01
There's still time to book your place for @Meadescntractrs' #expenses workshop this evening in Milton Keynes: http://t.co/F9GJKAT5mX
08/04/2014 15:19
70% of #freelancers expect the economy to improve in the coming year, suggests our latest survey: http://t.co/OLThOwkBqL
08/04/2014 10:51
Self-marketing: Support, facilitate or deliver? CV expert Matt Craven shares some tips for #freelancers: http://t.co/TvxOvttkdX
07/04/2014 13:23
Economic Forecast from PCG shows 70% of #freelancers expect business to boom in 2014: http://t.co/seQJjJvWsd
07/04/2014 09:33
BREAKING: PCG calls for suspension of #IR35 after damning report by House of Lords Select Committee http://t.co/s63girD0CX
07/04/2014 07:05
BREAKING: PCG calls for suspension of #IR35 after damning report by House of Lords Select Committee http://t.co/kyGPPAkTV2
07/04/2014 01:05
BREAKING: PCG calls for suspension of #IR35 after damning report by House of Lords Select Committee http://t.co/Zj8gIgH7tG
05/04/2014 13:07
Struggling to choose a business bank account? Find out what to look for in our #freelancers' guide: http://t.co/nubQAyJWEt
04/04/2014 15:09
Economist's Blog: Self-employed finally acknowledged in labour statistics http://t.co/3gI8DFRoxe
04/04/2014 11:38
Nominations are now open for our Consultative Council Elections! Members can nominate themselves via MyPCG: http://t.co/HlcHZCMK8j
03/04/2014 14:31
Watch our panel of experts discuss #freelancing's global future in the latest #PCGLive: http://t.co/UvDPnsCWIY
03/04/2014 09:22
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