Crumbs of comfort in an otherwise gloomy Budget

Crumbs of comfort in an otherwise gloomy Budget

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.

Self-employed hit hard by Budget tax rises

Self-employed hit hard by Budget tax rises

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 release Employment Status Service (ESS)

HMRC release Employment Status Service (ESS)

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:

Freelancing soars in popularity in London

Freelancing soars in popularity in London

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.

Self-employed react to interest rates decision

Self-employed react to interest rates decision

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has responded to the Bank of England’s decision to maintain interest rates at their current level of 0.25 per cent.

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