How to approach the burgeoning ‘gig economy’
Today IPSE released our manifesto: A Contract with the Self-Employed.
The Bank of England just released its quarterly inflation report, where they predicted an economic slowdown through 2017.
Driven by Brexit and government policy, the confidence of the UK’s two million freelancers has fallen to the second lowest level on record, according to research conducted by IPSE.
Well who saw that one coming!? Just as we were getting over our chocolate Eggs and the terrible traffic jams of Easter, out pops Mrs May onto the steps of Downing Street to take us all by surprise with the announcement of a snap General Election for the 8th June!
IPSE has today (12 April) responded to newly released employment statistics showing the continuing strength of the UK labour market since the financial crisis.
Broad one-policy-fits-all approaches for self-employment are very dangerous and run the risk of damaging the UK economy, Professor Andrew Burke, Chair of the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE), told the Taylor Review into modern employment practices.
While giving evidence to Matthew Taylor’s review of modern employment practices on Thursday, IPSE called for a statutory definition of self-employment to end confusion about who is and isn’t self-employed.
IPSE has today (15 March) responded to the employment statistics which illustrated the remarkable continued strength of the UK labour market since the financial crisis.
At today’s Budget the Chancellor celebrated the UK’s record level of employment, before hiking self-employed National Insurance and cutting the Dividend Allowance, thus directly hitting the group largely responsible for this growth.