Rise in the self-employed

Around 15% of the working population is now self-employed based on figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Against this background the CIPD reports that two-thirds of employers are reporting that their vacancies are proving hard to fill and the average number of applicants per vacancy has dropped across all skill levels What might […]

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Self-employed or worker – call them what you like, Mr Mullins!

Charlie Mullins, of Pimlico Plumbers has discovered that naming someone’s employment as self-employed or worker (or sub-contractor) will make no difference. The courts will determine the correct description on the basis of facts. Read more to understand why these distinctions are important and what you can do to protect your business from unexpected holiday pay […]

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