PARTNER BLOG: Alone Together – Why It’s Time The Self-Employed Joined Forces To Overcome Adversity

A new report from the RSA and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) calls for a movement of mass self-organising among the self-employed – in this partner blog Benedict Dellot from the RSA tells us more….. Whether it’s cash-pooling schemes or micro finance initiatives, sick pay funds or time share agreements, the scope for bottom-up […]

PARTNER NEWS: Contractor exodus would add to Government staffing crisis at a time of Brexit uncertainty

ISSUE DATE: Wednesday 16 November 2016 IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, is deeply concerned that freelance contractors leaving the public sector will further complicate the UK’s negotiations to leave the EU. IPSE commissioned research has found that over half (54%) of contractors will leave the public sector if changes to […]

Business Groups Join Forces To Reassure Britain’s Smallest Firms

A cohort of small business representative groups have joined forces to offer a consistent line of support to Britain’s smallest firms and the self-employed following the EU referendum. The nine organisations agreed in a meeting on Tuesday 28th June to coordinate their efforts in the interests of offering positive reassurance to small businesses. The representatives from […]

National Enterprise Network outlines impact of 2016 Budget on small business

In today’s Budget 2016 statement, Chancellor George Osborne defined his proposals as “a Budget for small businesses.” As the membership body for enterprise support organisations that supports pre start and start up clients, National Enterprise Network (NEN) unpicks some of the key headlines. In one of the biggest announcements today, reforms to business rates were […]