May has pledged to ask leading small business decision makers for their views on how best to negotiate in Britain's interests when exiting the EU, while finding out how government can help small firms take advantage of opportunities posed by Brexit. more»
To mark National Freelancers Day, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has warned that despite the growing number of freelancers, the one area that most let themselves down is their finances. more»
New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown the number of self-employed people in the UK is now 4.66m, rising 154, 000 in the three months to December last year.
According to the ONS, there are now 4.66m people in the UK that are self-employed, representing 15 per cent of the total workforce.
After working on the idea for two years, Jack Telford and his two co-founders launched Total Freelance, an online platform for independent professionals, in November 2015. He spoke to Business Advice about the challenges of creating an online business without having a technical background, and why he loves being based in Birmingham. more»
The entrepreneurial zeal amongst the country’s younger generations is increasing, as more and more under-35s are revealing they’d enjoy the freedom of owning their own business, new research has shown. […] more»
New efforts to address UK employment status will see the government introduce a cross-departmental working group, create an employment status portal, a new helpline and fresh guidance for the self-employed […] more»
To tie in with National Freelancers' Day, job site Upwork has revealed what are the most sought-after skills British businesses look for among freelancers, as well as where the top places to freelance are in the UK. more»