Our website uses cookies to store information on your computer. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work as a result. Find out more about how we use cookies.
(Do not show this message again)
Shout99 - News matters for freelancers
Search Shout99 - News matters for freelancers
(Advanced Search)
   Join Shout99  About Shout99   Sitemap   Contact Shout99 25th Jun 2019
Forgot your password?
Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660
New Users Click Here
Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660
Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660
Front Page
News...
Freelancers' Shop...
Ask an Expert...
Letters
Direct Contracts
Press Links
Question Time
The Clubhouse
Conference Hall...
News from Partners
Accountants

Login
Sitemap

Business Links

Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660

Freelancers' Shop

Personal Financial Services
from ContractorFinancials

Mortgages

Pensions

ISAs

Income protection

... and more special offers for Shout99 readers in the Freelancers' Shop

Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660
  
Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660

News for the
Construction Industry

Hardhatter.com - News for small businesses in the construction industry

Powered by
Powered by Novacaster
Advertisement
Cogent

'Government-led chaos' hits freelancers
by Susie Hughes at 09:00 03/06/19 (News on Business)
New figures show a drop of over £4,000 (£4,302) in average quarterly earnings for freelancers, with the blame being squarely placed on Government policies.
Freelancers said confusion over Brexit (59 per cent) and the Government’s fiscal policy (55 per cent) were doing most to harm their businesses. Three quarters of them also expect their business costs to rise in the next year.

The figures are from a survey taken at the end of March, as part of the freelancer group, IPSE and contract site, PeoplePerHour quarterly Freelancer Confidence Index.

Chaotic management
Andy Chamberlain from IPSE said: “Freelancers are clearly extremely frustrated with this Conservative Government’s chaotic management of Brexit and business. It should be a stark warning for the Tory leadership hopefuls.

Advertisement
“The ‘party of small business’ has done very little to understand or encourage the smallest firms or the future flexible workforce. Even beyond Brexit, we have seen only small steps on late payment, inertia on parental rights and outright hostility on tax.

“Freelancers are some of the most entrepreneurial and productive people in our economy and they are central to Britain’s business success, whatever happens with Brexit. The new Prime Minister must show the self-employed that they back modern working practices and this £275bn sector.”

Xenios Thrasyvoulou founder of PeoplePerHour said: “It’s disheartening to hear from the freelance community just how little confidence they have in the coming quarter caused by a combination of Brexit factors and the government’s approach to their policies for freelancers and taxes.”

“The next leader needs to recognise the importance of freelancers to the UK economy and prioritise the fiscal policies that impact them.”


--
If you wish to comment on this article, please log in and use the Reply button below. Registering is free and easy - see 'Join Shout99'.
-
Susie Hughes © Shout99 2019

Printer Version

Mail this to a friend

Copyright 1999-2018, Shout99.com | All Rights Reserved
Privacy Notice and Terms of Use
 

Advertisements
advert
advert
advert
advert