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Freelance representatives have called on the Government to introduce Statutory Sick Pay for the self-employed after new research found there was a post-pandemic surge in demand for it among freelancers.
Agency group, APSCo, has outlined its main asks of the upcoming Autumn Budget and Spending Review to help the labour market build back better, which includes investment in visas for independent contractors.
Latest Government figures showing a record number of job vacancies in July, are further indication of the need to review the UK's entry programme for h'high-value independent professionals', according to agency body APSCo.
The professional recruitment market has continued to perform exceptionally well with huge increases in year-on-year vacancy and placement figures, while monthly data points towards steady hiring despite the usual summer dip associated with holiday season.