Last week, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) and PeoplePerHour (PPH) released their latest Confidence Index. This revealed that UK contracting professionals were more confident in the state of self-employment for the first time in two years.
While this is promising, the controversy over IR35 legislation and the possibility of its implementation into the private sector remains a threat to this confidence. Freelance UK point out that the figure of those self-employed in the UK dropped by 38,000 between April and June this year.
With such mixed results, authorities are questioning the implementation of IR35 into the private sector.