IPSE has advised all contractors to check their IR35 status in order to resolve the confusion and uncertainty over the newly implemented public sector rule changes.
IPSE has welcomed the introduction of the Lifetime ISA (LISA) for young freelancers but cautions that penalties mean it’s not for everyone.
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) welcomed the Government’s decision to reverse their decision to increase National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed as set out in last week’s Budget.
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:
Unless you are new to these pages you will already be well aware the way IR35 works in the public sector is changing.
IPSE has today (24 February) responded to the Government’s Small Business Commissioner regulations.