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Research has revealed that umbrella working is being adopted by more and more high-end professionals in a diverse range of occupations, as their users enjoy improved rates of pay and longer assignments than previously.
A report from the Creative Industries Federation calls for a number of key supports for freelancers in the creative industries, alongside practical recommendations to improve the working lives of the self-employed.
The Government should extend minimum wage legislation to protect some of the UKís 4.8 million self-employed workforce, including the 'gig economy' as part of its drive to tackle low pay and insecurity in the modern workforce, according to a report by think-tank, the Resolution Foundation.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has called on HMRC to allow taxpayers a limited number of defaults before incurring a penalty for late submissions under the new proposals for digital tax reporting.
Professional recruitment firms reported that demand for contractors decreased by 13 per cent across the board year-on-year, while overall vacancy numbers for permanent roles increased by one per cent in May 2017.