Improving the lot of self-employed parents

Improving the lot of self-employed parents

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.

Making self-employment work for everyone: IPSE at Labour Conference

Making self-employment work for everyone: IPSE at Labour Conference

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.

Exercise caution over Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs)

Exercise caution over Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs)

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.

Helping to move the UK economy forward

Helping to move the UK economy forward

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.

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