The Chancellor’s 2p increase on Class Four National Insurance contributions has gained much greater attention today than a measure that will hit limited company contractors.
The Chancellor today announced an increase in the national insurance rates that sole-traders will pay from April.
The self-employed were the biggest losers in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget, according to IPSE, the biggest organisation representing the UK’s 4.8m self-employed and professional freelancers and contractors.
HMRC's long awaited online tool - the Employment Status Service (ESS) is now available. The tool is designed to provide clarity around IR35 status and has been released now to assist public sector clients and agencies in making IR35 determinations. You can access the tool here:
The number of freelancers working in Greater London has increased by 59 per cent since 2008 according to research published by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.
Freelancers’ contribution to the UK economy soared to £119 billion in 2016, an increase from £109 billion in 2015, according to new research published by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.
IPSE has today (24 February) responded to the Government’s Small Business Commissioner regulations.
IPSE has responded to the ONS employment figures out today (15 February), which showed self-employment rising by 125,000 to 4.8 million in the three months to December 2016.
IPSE has responded to comments made by Employment Review chair Matthew Taylor, who highlighted the need to distinguish between vulnerable and career freelancers.
Freelancers on average spend 20 days a year chasing invoices for late payment, according to new research from IPSE. The time spent equates to an estimated £16.5 billion in lost income.
Self-assessment a struggle