The rise in the number of people working for themselves has helped to take employment levels to new heights, says IPSE.
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Hull Business Support Handbook
Welcome to the latest edition of Hull City Council’s Business Support Handbook.
The Hull and Humber area is on the brink of an exciting and transformational period of economic activity and growth.
Following the Siemens announcement, over the next several years our area aims to become...
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With an engaging mix of how-to guides, feature articles, checklists, expert Q&As, FAQs, case studies, video content and blogs, each site provides new and established businesses with free advice about how to manage a range of key tasks and issues. The sites also contain a weekly round-up of small business news.
Donut information is updated regularly and checked by a network of leading business support professionals and independent experts.
A new report has found that many companies are not compensating their employees for working on bank holidays over Christmas.
A new report on social media trends has found that Instagram is in the ascendancy but it warns that influencer fraud is also on the rise.
Confidence among UK small firms has fallen to its lowest point since 2011, according to new data from the Federation of Small Businesses.
The UK's self-employed workers are being encouraged to enter the IPSE 2019 Freelancer of the year awards.
Late payment practices continue to adversely affect UK small businesses and self-employed contractors, according to a new report.
Proposals to give millions of people online access to their pension information have been unveiled by the government.
Shoppers came out in force for this year's Small Business Saturday event.
New research suggests that 85 MPs could lose their seats over the issue of new off-payroll tax rules as independent contractors say they would vote against their MP if they were to support the changes.
New research has found that employee wellbeing and engagement increases in workplaces with Christmas décor.
The British Business Bank has announced up to £150 million of new lending to UK small businesses through Funding Circle.
New research on sexual harassment has revealed that only one in four workers says that media coverage of the #MeToo campaign has helped to improve their workplace culture.
A new study has uncovered the parts of the UK where entrepreneurship is thriving, as well as those where it's in the doldrums.
New research has found that a fear of failure may be deterring young people - and particularly young engineers - from starting their own enterprises.
The House of Lords has called for the introduction of Making Tax Digital for VAT to be delayed because of concerns that small businesses are not ready for the new system.
The growing popularity of Black Friday means that November is fast becoming a busier month than December for Christmas shopping.
The UK's leading accountancy body is reminding employers that they can "spread the Christmas joy" by taking advantage of a staff party tax break.
The first poll of business leaders since the publication of the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement has found that most UK directors want to see the deal approved.
The prime minister may be having a hard time convincing MPs to back her Brexit deal but business groups have broadly welcomed Theresa May's draft withdrawal agreement.
An improved government export service now provides online details of thousands of current exporting opportunities that are open to UK businesses.
Six months after the introduction of EU data protection legislation, a new report has found that only one third of SMEs believe they are compliant.
Getting to and from work now takes five minutes longer than a decade ago, according to new analysis by the TUC.
Women entrepreneurs and business leaders are increasingly delivering growth and creating jobs in the UK, according to a new report.
Mettle is described as an "end-to-end platform for businesses", combining a current account with invoicing and bookkeeping capabilities.
More people are choosing to work for themselves than ever despite the long hours, a new survey has found.
It's International Stress Awareness Week and a new report has found that stress in the workplace is damaging the wellbeing of employees and reducing productivity.
The first government letters about Making Tax Digital for VAT are being sent to sole traders and small business owners in the coming days.
A new poll of office workers has found that 75% would like the chance to work from home or change their hours in the run-up to Christmas.
Employees admit that they spend time on their own money-making projects while they're supposed to be doing their day job.
Over 180,000 UK workers are to get a 2.8% pay rise today as the Living Wage Foundation increases the real Living Wage hourly rate.
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