Freelance

Freelancers wait three times longer for payment than permanent staff

SMEs are blaming cashflow issues for delays in paying freelance workers.

Thousands leave self-employment in pandemic

The number of people in self-employment has fallen sharply since the pandemic, according to data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

The future of work is freelance - here’s what HR needs to know

Freelancing is not just a job, not a stopgap, but more of a career choice, and there are benefits for both workers and employers. If HR invests in freelancers now, they’ll reap the rewards for years...

HMRC allowed to appeal IR35 case ruling

The Court of Appeal has ruled against HMRC in what could be a significant test case about whether freelancers are deemed to be inside or outside IR35.

Companies sign Freelancer Charter to protect worker rights

Companies across the UK have signed the Freelance Charter drawn up by freelance platform UnderPinned which aims to protect the rights of self-employed workers.

Freelancers plugging skills gaps rather than permanent hires

HR directors across the UK are looking to plug the skills gap with freelancers and contractors rather than permanent hires.

Employees turning to side hustles to make ends meet

Employees are taking up side hustles to earn more money rather than out of enjoyment, according to research from CV-Library

Few UK employers prepared for war on freelance talent

Almost three-quarters of employers have not changed their approach to attracting and retaining freelance workers, according to research from Willis Towers Watson

Freelancers experiencing isolation and mental illness

A quarter (25%) of freelancers have experienced depression and a fifth (21%) suicidal thoughts due to loneliness, according to Epson research

Eight tips on becoming a great HR consultant

Angela O’Connor, CEO of consultancy the HR Lounge and former chief people officer at the National Policing Improvement Agency, reveals the top eight traits you need to succeed when setting up an HR...

When is a freelancer really an employee?

When it comes to taking on 'freelancers' and outlining their roles within any organisation, many employers will be asking: 'Who cares? We, the parties have an understanding and that is all that...