The number of working mothers in England has grown dramatically over the past two decades. The Office for National Statistics found that 4.9 million women were working last year while looking after children, which represents an increase of 1.2 million since 1996.
There were high spirits all round at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton this week. Boosted by the party’s post-election membership surge, the conference turned out to be Labour’s largest yet – with over 400 fringe events and an estimated 11,000 attendees.
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IPSE has today responded to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Conference speech, in which he outlined plans for a National Education Service to help deal with the evolving nature of work.
Many examples exist of tax schemes offering enticing rates of up to 85 per cent of gross take home pay. A large number of these schemes involve the use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs). As a general rule of thumb, these schemes are best avoided.
IPSE has reacted to TfL’s decision to revoke Uber’s licence to operate. IPSE is extremely concerned about the impact it will have on the thousands of self-employed drivers who find work through the app.
"A cross between freshers' week and a Star Trek convention": Ashley Cowburn on the Liberal Democrat party conference
British politics has always tended to create drama, from noble tragedies to farcical melodramas. But in recent years it seems to have been in a state of constant crescendo, its cast of characters duelling and destroying each other left, right and centre.
IPSE has today (13 September) responded to newly released employment statistics showing the continuing strength of the UK labour market.
Inflation has unexpectedly climbed to 2.9%, ONS figures revealed this morning. The increase brings inflation back to the peak levels reached in June, after a dip to 2.6% in July.
It has taken the UK economy a long time to recover the productivity lost following the 2008 Financial Crisis. However, it is important that we continue to question how to boost productivity beyond the existing levels.