Freelance workers

Freelancers wait three times longer for payment than permanent staff

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

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.

Employees see "no benefit" to working for umbrella companies

Damning research by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) finds 61% of umbrella company workers say they see no benefit to being employed under this arrangement.

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.

Umbrella firms trigger storm warnings

Umbrella firms take the regulatory strain out of using contractors, but while they can offer gig workers better protection, many in the sector think they exacerbate transparency issues, finds Peter...

The UK needs a legal definition of self-employment

In the UK, there is no statutory definition of self-employment set out in legislation, whereas the other two tiers of employment status, employee and worker, are defined under the Employment Rights...

Half of workers expected to be freelance by 2020

Up to 50% of workers are expected to turn freelance in the next two years, according to research from Kalido