August

Finance contractors to benefit from confidence rise

Fresh optimism in the financial services and accounting industry is likely to lead to more opportunities for contractors , as new research has found that both ...

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SME interest in freelancers grows

Freelancers are used to working with businesses of all sizes. In fact, one of the biggest advantages of working as a self-employed professional is the variety ...

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Professional services looking up

Contractors and freelancers work in a wide variety of industries, from engineering to the media. But it appears that those in professional and business ...

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Fresh investment buoys oil and gas sector

Record levels of investment in the oil and gas industry are contributing to a favourable environment for contractors, according to the latest Economic Report ...

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Business is booming for online freelancers

Freelancers who find work online are enjoying a boom period, new research shows, as it has emerged that the number of UK firms hiring freelancers via the web ...

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More SMEs claiming for R&D tax credit

New data released by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed that more firms are claiming Research and Development (R&D) tax credits. Its 2011-12 annual ...

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SMEs increasingly rely on freelancers

New research has revealed that small businesses are increasingly turning to freelancers and contractors to provide vital experience. Although the study by ...

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Mortgage market softens to contract workers

Over the past few years contractors and the self employed have faced a challenge when applying for home loans. Prior to the financial crisis, freelancers, ...

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Contractor demand on the rise in Scotland

Contractors in Scotland saw demand increase again in July, according to new data, demonstrating that market conditions remain favourable for those who work for ...

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IT contractors will see growth ahead

IT contractors are in prime position to take advantage of market growth after research has found that vacancies show no sign of decreasing. The latest analysis ...

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Large companies to give 3-in-10 roles to contractors

Three out of ten new roles in big businesses will be contract opportunities, according to new research. In its latest Labour Market Outlook survey, the ...

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Contracting on the rise again

More workers are turning towards the flexibility and higher rates of contracting, it seems, as the number of self-employed workers in the UK rose last quarter. ...

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Shale gas ‘will worsen energy skills gap’

The growth of shale gas could lead to deeper talent shortages in the UK industry, a new survey has found. After Aberdeen-based jobs website Oilandgaspeople ...

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Penalties for tax avoidance promoters

Tax advisers who promote the use of aggressive avoidance schemes will be named and shamed under new plans laid out for consultation by HMRC. Following an ...

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IT outsourcing set for growth

IT contractors belong to one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK, and one in which talent shortages are increasingly serious. These are the factors that ...

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UK recovery boosts contractor demand

A return to growth in the UK economy is pushing contractor demand upwards, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Figures ...

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