The Liberal Democrats’ Ed Davey won a clear victory among freelancers at IPSE's 2019 General Election Hustings, where the panel included Trade Secretary Liz Truss, and Labour’s Bill Esterson.
The next Government has a responsibility to rebuild confidence in the British economy by placing skills and training at the forefront of its agenda. The Chartered Management Institute is today calling on all political parties to address the skills gap in the UK economy - which will need 1.9 million new, effective managers by 2024, according to CMI research.
Today, diversity and inclusion are issues discussed in many businesses at all levels, from the staff room to the boardroom, as is the need to make a step change improvement to boot.
Jeremy Corbyn has accused five major firms including Amazon and Asda of having "exploited and dehumanised" their workers.
IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has welcomed Sajid Javid’s commitment to review the changes to IR35. However, it has warned parties must also pledge to halt the April 2020 roll-out of the changes.
IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) is hosting a debate in Glasgow on 4th December on what the main parties in Scotland will do for the self-employed. It will also feature a talk from Professor John Curtice.
With the General Election campaign in full swing, Europe’s largest engineers’ body calls for the political parties to recognise and harness the importance of engineering and technology.
Freelancers’ confidence in the economy is the lowest on record because of their concerns about the economy, Brexit and IR35. They are, however, working more and charging higher day rates – seemingly to prepare for hard times ahead.
Liz Truss, Bill Esterson and Ed Davey are among five speakers setting out what their parties will do for freelancers and small businesses at a hustings event on Monday 25th November.
The Liberal Democrat manifesto, published today, has adopted a raft of measures from the IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) manifesto to support freelancers – including reviewing the changes to IR35.
The next Labour government will aim to close the gender pay gap by 2030, the party has announced.
IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has responded to new research by Robert Half UK, warning that it shows the extent of business anxiety about the changes to IR35 due in April 2020.
UK employment has suffered its biggest quarterly fall in four years ahead of the general election, according to new figures.
IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has launched #5millionvotes, a manifesto for the 2019 General Election.
IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has raised concerns about the credibility of HMRC to oversee compliance with the changes to IR35 in the private sector after its latest tribunal defeat.
The British Safety Council welcomes the government’s efforts to encourage inclusion in the workplace, but there must be clarity for employers and employees as to what is expected.
The Government is encouraging employers to think differently about disability, aiming to achieve inclusivity and equal opportunity for disabled people in the workplace, writes Therese Coffey MP.
Millions of older workers are joining and benefiting from the freelance sector, new research from IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has found.
At a critical juncture for the UK, we need self-employment and our flexible labour market to be firing on all cylinders. IPSE’s Manifesto sets out policy recommendations on Brexit, taxation, benefits and broadband that would enable us to do just that.
The government has not done enough to prepare businesses and the self-employed for the changes to IR35 coming into force next April, IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has warned.
Documents shared by ministers this week indicate that the government is planning to deviate from some EU environmental regulations and workers’ right, despite its pledge of a “level playing field”.
IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has welcomed a government announcement revealing the News Enterprise Allowance (NEA) has helped over 200 new businesses launch each week.
While the Queen’s Speech was broadly positive for the self-employed, the government still faces hurdles in getting the agenda passed through the House of Commons, writes IPSE.
IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employment, has welcomed measures announced in the Queen’s speech to support pension saving among the self-employed.