The UK construction sector has been an industry phoenix constantly rising and recovering from the ashes of recession. But for smaller contractors, will Brexit prove a challenge too far?
With the number of potential modern slavery victims soaring to over 5,000 last year, a legal expert has urged businesses to recognise the warning signs “hiding in plain sight?.
The interpretation of the mutuality of obligation aspect of the IR35 laws are being hotly contested today as David Chaplin of ContractCalculator accuses HMRC of misleading the Chancellor.
Unless you have been living in a cave, you will not have escaped the headlines of the Americanism known as the gig economy. This is now an increasingly popular way of working, especially with the millennial generation.
Eyebrows have been raised by the amount of money it will cost taxpayers to renovate Buckingham Palace, an iconic British landmark in need of a little love and attention.
Plenty has been written in recent months about whether the principal aim of IT outsourcing is to cut costs or add business value. When it comes to employment I’d argue that outsourcing is about neither of these. Rather, it’s a matter of risk mitigation.
Revenues for freelancers have increased by nearly a third since 2011 – are freelancers leading the economic recovery?
Career contractors and freelancers have the potential to bring huge benefits to a business. As highly-skilled professionals they can solve problems, promote original thinking, plug knowledge and skills gaps and deliver vital projects. However, it’s critical that you exercise caution and carry out due diligence.
The impact of the introduction of IR35 seems to be as much of a mystery to HM Revenue & Customs as it is to many contractors, with a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from The Pulse Umbrella Group returning more questions than answers.