Christmas time is hectic for businesses, with many staff away and those in work not performing to their best ability, could hiring freelancers plug the unproductivity gap?
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.
While the self-employed helped Britain’s economic recovery, Charlie Mullins believes legislation is needed to ensure the paying of tax is better monitored.
It’s impossible to ignore the rise of the gig economy, so RJP’s Anne Eager explains how HMRC will go about tackling this new tax collection quandary.
The gig economy has had much publicity recently, especially since the controversial Uber case in which the company lost the right to classify its UK drivers as self-employed.
Aaron Hayward, employment specialist at DJM Solicitors, asks what Uber’s recent employment tribunal ruling on workers rights will mean for businesses that are part of the gig economy.
It?s hard to escape news of the Uber employment tribunal ruling, where a long-awaited decision on the status of two taxi-drivers working for the company found its conclusion. This really is the employment law case of the year. But why?
For a SME with a small team and limited resources, every cog in the machine of the business counts. So why not consider freelancers to ease the stress of recruitment?
Trained designer Dave Legion has been working independently in a field he loves for more than a decade, so Real Business caught up with the entrepreneur to find out why he moved into tax and accounting – a sector he admits to loath.
If you want to start a business, don’t let finance be a barrier to your dreams. By being smart with your money, you can have corporation level functions at a fraction of the price.
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.