Gig workers fight back over unfair tax plans – comment for BBC News

Many self-employed people face a higher tax bill from 2020 when the IR35 rule is extended to the private sector. It will force thousands of contractors and freelancers to pay…

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Healthy chocolatiers & drag artists: here are the new side hustlers – story for Scottish Mail

Iona Bain Welcome to Side Hustle Britain - where a quarter of us now make extra income for all sorts of weird and wonderful activities, from making healthy chocolate to…

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Our post-school education system is broke, says House of Lords

Iona Bain The post-school education system is broke and needs urgent fixing, a scathing House of Lords report has found. It says the move to tuition fees funded largely by…

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Iona is a finalist in IPSE’s Freelancer of the Year Awards! ☺️

Iona says... I am totally stunned but also chuffed to be shortlisted for IPSE's Freelancer of the Year Award alongside some seriously impressive individuals. I am pictured at the top…

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Iona is a finalist in IPSE’s Freelancer of the Year Awards! ☺️

Iona says... I am totally stunned but also chuffed to be shortlisted for IPSE's Freelancer of the Year Award alongside some seriously impressive individuals. I am pictured at the top…

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The self-employed dream is on the rocks. Here’s why

Iona Bain Self-employment is booming in Scotland. Newly-published statistics show that 322,900 Scots worked for themselves last year, one of the highest numbers ever recorded. The figures from the Scottish…

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Intergen Finance: the Resolution Report fully unpacked

It’s official. We are not Generation Avocado. The long-awaited report from the Intergenerational Commission has concluded, after two years and over 200 pages, that millennials are burning 15% less cash…

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What’s next for today’s young? Yuval Harari has some ideas

He is not just one of the most widely-read authors of our time - Yuval Harari is a modern intellectual powerhouse, turning generation Y onto the intricacies of our past…

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The graduate’s guide to seducing employers (not literally)

You don’t need come hither eyes - although you’ll definitely need to embark on some extra-curricular activities (and not the ones you think). Graduates are having a tough time of…

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The Graduate: why it still speaks to overwhelmed gen Y

It’s a fifty year old film that’s parodied endlessly. Yet the re-release of The Graduate this year has never been more timely, as a whole generation grapples with post-university malaise…

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How millennials are driving the online investing revolution

Brewdog beer is just one of the alternative equity investments with a young buzz Iona Bain As interest rates flat-line and inflation starts to soar, a new tribe of investors is…

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