Latest News for UK Contractors

Sep
18

Encourage older self-employed to use nest eggs, government told

Older workers who choose to go self-employed should be allowed to use their personal pension savings to fund their business, it has been suggested.

Sep
11

Only 4% of self-employed have income protection

A new study has indicated that as little as 4 per cent of the UK's self-employed have income protection insurance, compared to the national...

Sep
7

Small businesses and contractors need “light touch” on GDPR penalties

Small businesses, independent traders and contractors should not be “hauled over the coals” for unintentional mistakes in the transition...

Sep
4

Union labels umbrella companies 'parasites'

In a strongly-worded attack, the Unite union described umbrella companies as "parasites" and called on the NHS to stop using them with...

Aug
31

Southampton named top place in UK to be self-employed

The south-coast city of Southampton has been named the best place in the UK to be self-employed, according to a recent study, beating out London and...

Aug
28

New research reveals IT contractors' top priorities

The vast majority of IT industry workers in this country are on the look out for new opportunities, with 73 per cent of them applying for a new role...

Aug
24

IT Contractor numbers swell while full-time hiring slows

The UK’s stock of self-employed IT contractors has grown rapidly while full-time hires have slowed, according to an analysis of figures from the...

Aug
21

68 per cent of workers want to become self-employed

A new survey has found that 68 per cent of working adults aged between 18 and 54 are considering leaving their current roles to become self-employed....

Aug
17

Southampton named best city for self-employed

The latest figures from accounting consultancy Intuit QuickBooks has shown that Southampton is the best city in the UK to be self-employed.

Aug
16

Pensions system 'unfair' to self-employed

A poll of more than 200 Society of Pension Professionals has shown that more than half of respondents (51 per cent) felt the system was unfair to the...

Aug
10

Nine in ten freelancers expect business costs to raise in 2017

More than nine in ten (92 per cent) freelancers, contractors and self-employed workers expect their business outgoings to increase in the next year,...

Aug
7

UK freelancers becoming 'financial underclass'

Financial Services firm Drewberry claim the results of their research shows that the UK's self-employed are fast becoming a 'financial...

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