Freelancers

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.

Think tank calls for higher minimum wage for freelancers

As the number of self-employed people continues to rise, Demos is calling for freelancers to receive a higher minimum wage

Disabled choosing self-employment for better working conditions

?More disabled people are choosing self-employment but are being let down by poor support from the government, according to new research from IPSE

Self-employed worried over their financial futures

Self-employed people are struggling to save for the future, according to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE)

Employers must create policies to attract gig workers

Employers aren't sufficiently geared around attracting self-employed talent, according to research from SD Worx and Antwerp Management School (AMS)

Firms fail to put 'gig' worker policies in place

As the number of non-traditional workers is expected to grow many businesses aren't giving them guidance or training