HMRC news: Paper tax return deadline passes 21/11/2014 12:41
People who need to file this year's tax return have been reminded by HMRC that paper returns will result in a fine.
Making the declaration on paper would have been okay before this month, but on October 31st the paper return deadline came and... more
Government names self employment ambassador 20/11/2014 12:21
David Morris MP has been named by the government as an ambassador for the self employed.
The announcement was made on November 19th, National Freelancers Day.
Director of policy and external affairs for The Association of Independent Professionals and... more
Labour holds self employment summit 19/11/2014 12:14
The Labour Party has been holding a self employment summit.
Themed around ways Labour can help self employed people, should it gain power, the event is being held by shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves and shadow business secretary, Chuka... more
IPSE boss comments on self employment hike18/11/2014 12:19
The chief executive of the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has highlighted self employment rises seen in the most recent Office for National Statistics employment data.
Chris Bryce noted the 6.6 per cent year-on-year... more
Year-on-year rise in self employment recorded 17/11/2014 11:58
The most recent UK Labour Market data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows a year-on-year rise in the numbers who are self employed.
Covering July to September this year, the data shows 3.25 million who are full-time self employed, as... more
National Freelancers Day endorsed by enterprise ambassador 11/11/2014 12:00
It's "hugely important" to celebrate the UK's self-employed, the government ambassador for women and enterprise has indicated, as she endorsed the upcoming National Freelancers Day.
As the November 19th occasion draws ever closer, ambassador... more
New RS GCSE proposals unveiled 10/11/2014 11:35
A new religious studies GCSE is being proposed, which people in teaching jobs may have to begin teaching in 2016.
It will mean pupils are required to undertake study about two religions.
The course was released for consultation on November 7th and has... more
WWE stars fight bullying07/11/2014 11:38
People in teaching jobs, pupils and possibly the odd parent or two - these are all people you expect to see in a school. But WWE wrestling stars? Not usually!
However, a trio of famous WWE faces, Paige, Big E and Kofi Kingston, recently appeared alongside... more
November 19th: National Freelancers Day04/11/2014 16:47
National Freelancers Day this year has been dubbed "the most important" staging of the event ever, by Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) chair, Julie Stewart.
The national event is scheduled for November... more
IPSE makes recommendations for Autumn Statement 03/11/2014 12:40
Simon McVicker, from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE), has said that the upcoming Autumn Statement is the perfect chance for the chancellor to demonstrate "how serious the Conservative Government is about... more
NHBC announces new home registration hike 23/10/2014 11:54
Construction workers will likely be pleased by the Q3 2014 new home registration numbers, showing 36,343 homes registered.
The National House Building Council (NHBC) figure, showing registrations it has handled from July to September, is the biggest... more
New school attendance data released 21/10/2014 12:47
The number of pupils persistently missing school in England has hit a record low, according to new data released by the government.
Last year (2013/14) in the autumn term and spring term, 176,850 fewer young people were persistently absent compared to... more
General Election: Freelancers to cast their votes 20/10/2014 12:08
There's another General Election on the way, with the next such poll planned for May 2015. And it seems that the vast majority of freelancers in the UK will probably vote.
New research which The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self... more
IPSE boss: 'the rise in self-employment is here to stay' 17/10/2014 12:07
Following Office for National Statistics data showing that the level of people becoming self employed is growing much faster than the equivalent figure for more traditional employment, Chris Bryce of The Association of Independent Professionals and the... more
ONS stats show more people self employed 16/10/2014 11:15
There has been a rise of 187,000 in full time self employed people, according to new UK Labour Market data from the Office for National Statistics.
After this year-on-year hike, the number in June to August 2014 was recorded at 3.25 million.
Extra council powers aim to boost building 09/10/2014 12:12
Councils are getting extra borrowing powers, with the aim that this will boost their construction of affordable homes, as part of the Housing Revenue Account borrowing programme.
Brandon Lewis gave word today (October 9th) that 22 local authorities are... more
Government asked to boost help for self employed in new petition08/10/2014 14:09
November 19th this year is National Freelancers Day and, as the day approaches, a tie-in petition has been launched by IPSE and posted on the Change.org website.
This is set to be given to the government on National Freelancers Day.
IPSE chief executive,... more
Fresh cooking and nutrition GCSE dished up 03/10/2014 12:07
People in teaching jobs are soon set to teach a fresh GCSE on the subject of cooking and nutrition, which will be brought in starting September 2016.
Nick Gibb, school reform minister, gave word of the move late last month.
On September... more
IPSE posts reaction to Cameron conference address 02/10/2014 11:57
Prime minister David Cameron’s address yesterday (October 1st) as part of the Conservative Party Conference included numerous measures that will probably go down well in the business community, according to a representative from the Association... more
Sept to Aug stats show 137,500 new UK homes registered 01/10/2014 13:30
Between September last year and August this year, 137,500 new homes in the UK were registered, new NHBC statistics show.
And while in June to August 2013 33,593 registrations were recorded, this was up six per cent in June to August 2014,... more
Help to Buy demand shows appetite for new homes30/09/2014 16:54
The latest figures released for the Help to Buy scheme - launched by the coalition government in April 2013 - have shown that the scheme continues to be a success for both the property and construction sectors.
In the latest report, the government... more