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Small businesses hoard cash before Brexit

Fearing an economic downturn, small businesses have increased the amount of cash held in their current accounts by over 78 per cent in the last two years.

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Richard Branson’s prodigy offers £7,000 to women in business

A scholarship worth £7,000 is available to female entrepreneurs who are facing financial hardship.

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Brexit flatlining freelancers

Freelance sector “flatlining” in Brexit run-up

Research by IPSE has shown that freelancers’ fears of Brexit has led to low confidence in business performance.

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The project economy

‘Project’ not ‘gig’ economy drives UK productivity

New research by the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) reveals that the project economy is by far bigger than the gig economy.

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Former Paralympic swimmer turns to self-employment

Former Paralympic swimmer, Mark Williams, turns to self-employment to help solve a crucial problem for other amputees like him.

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Co-working space Bristol

A hive of co-workers in Bristol

Nestled in a small industrial back alley in Bristol sits Pollen Place – a cosy, fresh and bright industrial unit-turned-co-working space.

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Tech review: Headphones ‘exclusively’ for office workers

The headset designed ‘exclusively’ for the office worker – so comfortable you will forget you are wearing them.

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HMRC’s pharma ‘fishing trip’ sparks freelance fears

Thousands of contractors at pharmaceutical giant GSK outraged after receiving letters from HMRC accusing them of being disguised employees.

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Rise in contractors

Better work-life balance drives spike in contracting

As the perks of self-employment are becoming better known, new research reveals almost half (40%) of UK employees would consider becoming a contractor.

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stagnation freelancing

How do you escape a freelancing rut?

Stability is tremendously reassuring. However, after you’ve survived a challenging few years transitioning into sustainable self-employment, you may find yourself stuck in a rut.

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