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IPSE reacts to Enterprise Bill

20/05/2015 16:48
The planned Small Business Consolidation Service could play a vital part in ensuring the smallest businesses are given a place to turn if they are experiencing late payment, the chief executive of the Association for Independent Professionals and the...   more

Increasing numbers of kids enjoy reading, survey shows

20/05/2015 16:27
More than half of children and teens - 54 per cent - say they 'very much' enjoy reading or like it 'quite a lot' new research shows, while 36 per cent enjoy the activity a bit and just ten per cent don't like it. The research comes...   more

New business secretary Sajid Javid praised by IPSE

18/05/2015 16:48
Sajid Javid, who has just been named the new secretary of state for business, has been praised for having consistently shown "an understanding and appreciation of" small businesses' value to the nation's economy. In the days after the...   more

Carry on supporting self employed, new govt. told

16/05/2015 12:15
It's vital for the government to carry on doing everything it can "to support and nurture" self employed people, the chief executive of the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has said, as part of his reaction...   more

Employment rate at 73.5 per cent, ONS announces

15/05/2015 12:06
The employment rate for the UK has gone up to 73.5 per cent according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figure, which includes self employed workers, comes from the organisation's Labour Market Statistics for for...   more

Election results: Cameron set to be PM again

08/05/2015 11:50
Self employed people voted yesterday, perhaps considering their careers as they attended the ballot box. Now, David Cameron's Conservatives have emerged as the House of Common's single biggest party. At time of writing, they are on 325 seats...   more

Politicians visit housing developments

27/04/2015 12:01
The NHBC has been reporting on several visits by politicians to housing developments, ahead of May's general election. It organised a visit on April 21st, which saw Nigel Huddleston, who is standing for the Conservative party in Mid Worcestershire,...   more

Total self employed numbers rise quarter-on-quarter

22/04/2015 11:59
New figures about the UK's self employed people have been released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), as part of its UK Labour Market report for this month. Covering December to February, they show 4,523,000 people self employed - 3,000...   more

Employment hits 73.4 per cent for the UK

17/04/2015 12:27
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has just revealed the UK Labour Market statistics covering the three month period up to the end of February, and showing that the employment rate was the highest seen in comparable records, at 73.4 per cent, in...   more

Miliband plans unpaid internship ban

17/04/2015 08:39
Later on Friday‚Äč (April 17th) opposition leader Ed Miliband is going to be launching his party's Manifesto for Young People, ahead of May 7th - when the UK will take part in a General Election. Speaking in Lincoln, one of the issues he...   more

One in three office workers 'stick to the same lunch daily'

16/04/2015 11:13
There's little variation at lunch time for 32 per cent of people who work in offices - they eat the same thing for their midday meal throughout the working week, new research suggests, and some 60 per cent only change the menu rarely. The cheese...   more

What would be in the ultimate office?

15/04/2015 12:04
Two in ten office workers say the decor in their office hasn't been changed since the 1980s, according to recent research. The Furniture at Work poll among 2,000 people who currently work in offices, discovered that four in ten say Google's HQ...   more

Parents rate 'qualities' over qualifications for child's future

14/04/2015 14:26
Seven in ten parents say so-called 'life skills' are going to make their child go further in their life, compared to more academic types of skill. Meanwhile, 75 per cent think qualities beat qualifications where their offspring's future is...   more

Home registrations up 25 per cent says NHBC

09/04/2015 11:51
In February the NHBC saw 11,734 new homes registered, it has announced - that's up by a quarter, year-on-year. December to February saw 36,505 registrations, 23 per cent up on the same period a year previously. For February 2015 alone, 9,209 homes...   more

April 1st brings changes in tax rules

02/04/2015 12:00
Tax authority HMRC has provided a helpful overview of a range of new tax changes. The much-discussed Corporation Tax cut to 20 per cent, and a raising of the threshold for VAT registration - now at £82,000 - are among the changes that have come...   more

New government plans announced for teachers

01/04/2015 11:45
Shortly before Parliament was dissolved prior to May's election, the government announced some plans for people in teaching jobs. It wants to support a new college of teaching being created, and to begin a new fund linked to professional development,...   more

DfE releases school absence data

27/03/2015 11:47
Persistent school absentee numbers have fallen to a new low in England. Department of Education (DfE) figures released this week show 200,000 fewer pupils were persistently absent in 2013/14, compared to five years previously. Persistent absence means...   more

Official stats show 33,000 more self employed

26/03/2015 11:51
An additional 33,000 people in the UK were self employed in November 2014 to January 2015, compared to the same period twelve months earlier. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has estimated, in its most recent UK Labour Market report, that this...   more

Employment rate hits 73.3 per cent

24/03/2015 11:50
Last week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released new UK Labour Market stats, showing a 73.3 per cent employment rate. This is a higher rate than has been recorded since 1971 - the year comparable records go back to. Some 30,94 million people...   more

People with STEM A Levels earn more, report shows

23/03/2015 11:27
When they have at least two A levels in so-called STEM subjects, men earn 7.8 per cent more and women 33.1 per cent more, a new report commissioned by the Department for Education shows. The earnings difference is in comparison to if someone didn't...   more

BIS gives word of Minimum Wage rises

18/03/2015 14:44
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has just given word of the latest rises for National Minimum Wage. Adults earning Minimum Wage will get £6.70 per hour after the changes (currently they get £6.50). Apprentices will...   more