Uber and Deliveroo have become easy targets following the Matthew Taylor report, with the chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field, suggesting such companies “exploit ordinary, hard-working people in the gig economy”.
This week, up and down the country, millions of self-employed contractors will be glued to their smartphones, radios and TV screens to discover the outcome of a court case that will have major ramifications on their livelihoods.
On a mission to make it easy for consumers to find the perfect local service provider online, entrepreneurs Andrew Michael and Kai Feller set up Bark.com in 2015. Real Business caught up with Feller, who revealed how to nurture innovation and drive growth at a tech firm.
Freelance workers’ confidence has taken a hit, with some blaming Brexit and government policy.
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.
With chancellor Philip Hammond backtracking on plans to increase tax for the self-employed, Real Business looks at some other humiliating business-related government u-turns.
The chancellor claimed to be “listening to the voice of business” in his speech, so here is a Spring Budget summary for SMEs and entrepreneurs in 500 words.
While the rights given to self-employed workers will improve, any loopholes allowing tax avoidance will be searched for and closed. This was an announcement made by chancellor Philip Hammond in the 2017 Spring Budget.
Today in his Spring Budget the chancellor Phillip Hammond announced a reduction in the tax free dividend allowance from £5,000 to £2,000.
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.
Last week Matthew Taylor, CEO of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, embarked on a tour for his review of employment practices. After my experience at the Court of Appeal, I’m looking forward to talking with him – that includes the topic of the self-employed tradesperson.