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Pandemic will cause one in five freelancers to cease trading

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A fifth of highly-skilled freelancers anticipate that they will have to close their business due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a recent survey...

Contractor pay takes a hit as recruitment activity continues to dwindle

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Rates of pay for contingent workers fell at the fastest month-on-month rate for eleven years in May, whilst permanent placements and temp...

Self-employed support extended but owner-directors left out again

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The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is to be extended, it was announced on Friday, to enable eligible individuals to claim a...

Lords demand rethink on IR35 reform

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The Lords’ economic affairs committee has heavily criticised reforms to IR35 that were due to be extended to the private sector this...

Lords urge government to postpone Off-Payroll implementation

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The Lords’ Finance Bill Sub-Committee has urged the government to further delay the implementation of the extension of IR35 reforms known as...

Updated CJRS guidance now includes contractor-specific information

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An update to official guidance to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) now includes contractor-specific scenarios and clarifies the position of umbrella...

Central government contractors to receive COVID-19 financial support

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Contractors engaged on assignments for central government clients who are unable to work due to COVID-19 have been made eligible for financial...

Demand for staff falls for first time in over a decade

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The COVID-19 outbreak has caused a sharp drop in recruitment activity across both the permanent and temporary sectors, according to the latest Report...

Limited company freelancers lobby Treasury for support

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Freelancers who provide their services via company structures are urging chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak to extend the government’s financial support...

Virus crisis hits employers hard but increases demand for contingent workers

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Data collected by a leading recruitment trade body illustrates how hard the coronavirus crisis has affected confidence amongst UK employers.

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