What is the Independent Workforce?

Here at IWORK we champion all forms of independent working, but what the heck does that even mean? For us, an independent worker is anyone

What is the platform economy?

The platform economy is also known as the gig economy, and it refers to people who get their work via apps or platforms. The work

What is the gig economy?

In the gig economy workers get paid for the “gigs” that they do, such as food delivery, parcel delivery, car journey, property hire etc. Well-known

What is false self-employment?

Being self-employed means that you aren’t entitled to any statutory rights such as the National Minimum Wage, holiday, sick pay etc.  With that in mind, why

What is the Loan Charge?

To tackle disguised remuneration schemes, the Loan Charge was introduced in the Finance Act 2016, becoming law on 5 April 2019.  However, following criticism of

What is off-payroll working?

Off-payroll working is very closely linked with another piece of legislation: IR35. Though the two pieces of legislation are different, they are two sides of

What is an umbrella company?

If you’re an agency worker, contractor, or other type of independent worker, then you may have heard of the term ‘umbrella company’.  But what on

What is IR35?

If you’re a self-employed contractor, you may have heard of the term ‘IR35’, particularly if you work via your own limited company. IR35 has had

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