LOCKDOWN EASING EFFECT ON SELF-EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS

Data from the Office for National Statistics revealing that the easing of lockdown restrictions earlier this year helped to stabilise self-employed numbers has been welcome by self-employment trade association IPSE. The data revealed that although there are still 500,000 fewer freelancers than the same time last year, the total number...

WHEN WILL THE TRUE EFFECT OF IR35 BECOME CLEAR?

As we approach 12 weeks since private sector IR35 reform was introduced, several studies and snapshots have tried to evaluate the impact on contractors. Evaluation Time The focus of this analysis of the off-payroll rule changes has been how many contractors are inside IR35, how many are outside and how...

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CONTRACTORS?

The pandemic has shone a light on the difficulties faced by contractors and freelancers who are not entitled to employed based benefits. Here, Contractor Friendly Mortgages looks at the impact, and especially how it has affected mortgages. Income Drop "Contractors and freelancers across all industries have all felt an impact...