Self employed

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

Employers risk losing contractors in IR35 changes

Brookson Legal has warned employers against taking a blanket approach to IR35 assessments ahead of the private sector rollout in April 2020

Hermes to offer drivers 'self-employed-plus' status

?Courier company Hermes is to offer drivers guaranteed minimum wages and holiday pay in the first UK deal to provide trade union recognition for gig economy workers

Gig economy reforms should go further, experts say

Plans to reform gig workers' rights need further detail to be fully effective, experts have said

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)

Treasury plans to overhaul tax for self-employed

It is believed the move will target those who are actually full employees and who have set themselves up as private companies to take on work

Government U-turns on self-employed tax cut

Plans to cut tax for 2.7 million self-employed workers have been scrapped, the government has announced

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

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

PAYE proposals could create further worker status confusion

Gig economy workers may have to pay income tax if the government accepts recommendations made by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS)

Employers should support side hustlers

A panel at a Henley Business School event shared the benefits of encouraging staff to pursue other work alongside their day jobs