Self Employed

Articles and news on Self Employed topics from the Small Business archive.

Government Grants

Self-employed Income Support Scheme what it means for you

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme to help Britain's 6m self-employed get through the coronavirus pandemic.

Government Grants

HMRC opens self-employed income support early on May 13

Taxman to start accepting applications for Self-Employed Income Support Scheme on May 13, earlier than announced


It’s time for a modern tax system that works for the self-employed

IPSE's Chris Bryce shares his thoughts on creating a new tax system that will work for self-employed people


Why millions of people want to become self-employed

More people want to become self-employed in 2019. New research reveals who's making the change and why they're doing it.

Sole trader

Pension saving options for self-employed workers and sole traders

Self-employed workers are woefully under provided for in terms of pension savings. Stephanie Spicer considers the pension options available to the self-employed, sole traders and entrepreneurs and how to go about employing them.


Self-employed pension crisis: one in three relying on state to fund retirement

Entrepreneurs are heading towards a self-employed pension crisis, with many not having any savings in place at all.


Most self-employed workers think Brexit won’t affect their business

Self-employed workers are optimistic about the post-Brexit landscape, with some believing they'll make more money in 2018 compared to last year.


Self-employed think artificial intelligence won’t majorly affect the workplace

Despite widespread worries over job security, half of self-employed people believe artificial intelligence won't have much impact on the world of work.


Lack of business savings placing strains on UK self-employed

Poor business resilience and a lack of business savings put freelancers and sole traders at risk of financial hardship.


Self-employed? Get ready for the 13-month working year

New research shows the self-employed work an extra 14 hours per week compared to employed workers – adding up to an extra month a year.


Deliveroo claims victory in self-employment case

Deliveroo riders have been ruled self-employed by labour law body the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC).


Self-employed are the least stressed in today’s Britain

New research by AXA Business Insurance busts some of the most prevalent myths about being self-employed in today’s Britain.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

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