Please see below the latest news from The Guild and Guild Freelancing.
Webinar: The UK’s labour supply crisis – causes & solutions In October, The Guild’s panel of speakers took a detailed look at immigration-related pressures on the UK labour supply and the impact of IR35 reforms in the UK economy. Our team from The Guild of Chris Methley, Cristian Ley, Peter Smallwood and Richard Clutterbuck offer their commentary and insight on ways out of the current crisis.
The UK’s shortage crisis: all you need to know – The Loadstar Richard Clutterbuck shared on The Loadstar his thoughts on the real cause of the driver shortage crisis. While Brexit and the pandemic have played a major part in this crisis, Richard Clutterbuck, tax specialist at The Guild, believes the effects of IR35 have exacerbated the critical loss of haulage drivers, resulting in supply chain issues.
IR35 tax changes helped cause the lorry driver crisis – FT Adviser The Guild MD Derek Reynolds commented on FT Adviser about how IR35 has helped bring about the lorry driver crisis. Most analysis of recent petrol shortages and supply chain issues have focussed on Brexit, Covid-19, or Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline. However, a major reason behind the crisis lies closer to home and should be far easier to fix.
How self-employment can drive efficiencies on infrastructure projects like HS2 – New Civil Engineer A key component of the Government’s strategy to build back better is the array of infrastructure projects – such as Hinkley Point nuclear power station, HS2 and Crossrail. Bringing back freelancers is key for driving efficiency on projects such as these and yet this country has created an operating environment which makes it almost impossible for firms to utilise self-employed tradespeople and professionals.
Pension & IR35 advice on offer as freelancers face the ‘enormous challenges’ of the pandemic – Daily Express Self-employed workers have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, with continuing IR35 tax issues mounting on top of coronavirus setbacks. Fortunately, tax and pension guidance is available as the UK focuses on economic recovery. The Guild, the self-employed payment expert, has launched Guild Freelancing – a service which allows businesses to enjoy the benefits and flexibility of using self-employed contractors while maintaining strict compliance.
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