IR35 is the biggest obstacle to hiring specialist talent in the UK
Editor | 26 April 2022
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A year after IR35 reforms were introduced in the UK, a new report suggests that the changes are restricting access to specialist contractors.

The report also found that the majority of contractors will only consider ‘outside IR35’ contracts, despite a glut of available ‘inside IR35’ contracts.

IR35 changes damage business growth, research finds
Editor | 12 April 2022
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One year after new IR35 rule changes were introduced in the private sector, research from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) suggests they have harmed UK businesses.

Self-employed workers vulnerable to financial shocks

New research shows that many self-employed workers are highly vulnerable to financial shocks.

A survey of more than 2,000 self-employed workers in the UK found that many don’t have a reliable source of income or a safety net in case something goes wrong. 

Umbrella company cloning makes national headlines

The issue of umbrella company cloning has been covered by a national newspaper for the first time. It’s hoped the national news coverage could focus attention on an increasingly worrying issue and force Companies House and the government to act.

Earlier this week, The Mirror covered the ‘mass cloning’ of umbrella payroll companies and blamed Companies House for letting it happen.