Self employed

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.

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...

IR35 regs highlight need to clarify employment status

HR has been warned that HMRC are likely to challenge the status of more consultants following changes to IR35 regulations.

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