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The Tech Nation 2016 Report: The UK’s digital sector to earn better wages than the rest of the economy

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IT workers in the UK’s digital sector can expect to earn better wages than the rest of the economy, according to the latest government data. The Tech Nation 2016 report has revealed that the average salary within the digital sector has reached just under £50,000, which is 36 per cent …

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Report on review of self-employment policies and an examination of freelancer taxation

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A strategic review of the legislative framework relating to contractors and freelancers is needed to ensure the government meets its long-term aim of simplifying the tax regime. The Association for Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has applauded recommendations for a review of self-employment policies and an examination of …

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Bright Blue Report: The self-employed are more happy and satisfied with their work than permanent employees

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According to the Bright Blue report, titled Standing Alone?, more than three-quarters (80 per cent) of the UK’s self-employed are “overwhelmingly satisfied” with their jobs, compared to 74 per cent of full-time employees. However, the report also suggested that self-employed people are twice as likely to live in ‘low income’ …

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