Small business news - February 2019

How to close the gender pay gap

The government has published new guidance for employers to help them identify why they have a gender pay gap and how to take action to close it...

Date: 11 February 2019

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Is HMRC's IR35 tax tool up to the job?

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the controversial Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool has not been formally tested by HMRC...

Date: 5 February 2019

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The changing face of the freelancer

New analysis of the self-employed sector has found that job flexibility is the key attraction for today's freelancers...

Date: 29 January 2019

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New support for working parents

Pregnant women and new parents returning to work after having children are to be further protected from unfairly losing their jobs under new proposals set out by the government. ..

Date: 28 January 2019