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March

CIMA calls for cuts to fiscal calendar

The UK financial climate is in a state of constant change at the moment as businesses and sole traders work to deal with new regulations.  A recent survey from the Chartered Institute of Management... Read more

What skills is the IT industry missing?

The IT industry is in a constant state of flux as new technologies and trends come onto the market every year.  There are few industries that go through the same widespread changes as the IT sector... Read more

ONS: UK construction output slows

UK construction activity dropped by 0.4 per cent in February, which was worse than the 0.2 per cent forecast, findings show.  Research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the drop... Read more

What are the motivations for contractors?

Plenty of full-time professionals are now turning to freelance work in order to become their own boss and choose clients and projects that suit them.  While transitioning into a contractor can be... Read more

Women-led companies contribute £3.51bn to UK economy

Women-led businesses contributed £3.51 billion to the UK economy in 2015, while creating 77,000 jobs, new figures show.  The research from the Royal Bank of Scotland also showed that female leaders... Read more

Making Tax Digital delayed for small businesses

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced several big changes to the UK economy in the recent Budget.  One in particular that will have significant ramifications for small businesses and landlords is the... Read more

Aegon: More of UK’s self-employed must save for retirement

Going self-employed can make a positive difference to your lifestyle and earnings, freeing you from the restrictions of regular full-time positions.  With prospects of a better work/life balance an... Read more

What skills is the engineering industry missing?

As is the case for many sectors, skill demands are changing dramatically in engineering as new technologies emerge and create large skills gaps.  It can cause significant issues for both businesses... Read more

Flexible working provides more free time, study suggests

The world of work has changed drastically over recent years, with more professionals now working for themselves rather than sticking to the routine of full-time employment.  There is now the option... Read more

UKGBC: Construction industry can address social challenges

The UK’s construction industry could help to address many of the social and economic challenges faced by government.  This is the view of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), which has outlined... Read more

IPSE celebrates International Women’s Day

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) is celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8th) by discussing the continued growth of women in the self-employed... Read more

LITRG: Be aware of your rights with penalty fines

Freelancers need to have met their Self-Assessment filing deadline every year, but there can be valid reasons for doing it late.  The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has advised contractors to... Read more

ACCA: Spring Budget must include Brexit-proofing measures

The Chancellor should introduce measures in the Spring Budget to protect policies in danger of being changed by Brexit, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has recommended. In... Read more

Ipse: Greater London freelancers rise by 59%

The number of freelancers in Greater London has jumped by 59 per cent since 2008, new findings reveal. Research from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (Ipse) found... Read more

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