June

Oil and gas contractors benefit as offshore workforce grows

Contractors working in the oil and gas sector are among the beneficiaries of growth in the offshore workforce. According to the latest UK Continental Shelf ...

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Europe ruling supports ARC on Agency Worker Regulations

The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) says that a new ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) supports its campaign on employee rights for ...

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Rising HS2 cost could undercut spending review

The government may have announced sweeping cuts in its bid to combat the deficit, but it also said it planned to reinvest in a huge infrastructure programme ...

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Spending review brings opportunities for contractors

Yesterday (June 26th) chancellor George Osborne introduced a series of sweeping spending cuts worth £11.5 billion. Schools and hospitals may have been ...

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Frontline Club launches freelance register

Freelance workers often say that the variety of projects on which they work is one of the major rewards of their way of working. But for many freelance ...

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Austerity breeds public sector contractor demand

Public sector employers are turning more and more towards contractors to help them meet their differing commitments, research has shown. According to the ...

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Contractors salute failed BN66 bid

Contractors may have failed in their latest bid to repeal the retrospective element of the controversial BN66 tax law, but they have voiced their gratitude to ...

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Entrepreneurship ‘key to contracting success’

Freelancers and other self-employed professionals are always aware of the responsibility that comes with working for themselves. It is a well-established fact ...

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Legal and finance contractors see demand surge

Contractors in the legal and financial sectors could be in a position to exploit growing demand for temporary expertise in the City, according to a new report. ...

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Skills shortages mean businesses need contractors

Contractors and freelance workers are keenly aware of the skill shortages affecting many UK industries. But a new survey from the Confederation of British ...

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Oil and gas contractors should pass on their knowledge

Oil and gas contractors are enjoying extremely high demand in current market conditions, with a well-documented skills shortage pushing up rates and ...

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IT contractors must adapt to survive, says ‘contractrepreneur’

IT contractors need to adapt to survive as the “commoditisation” of technology breeds new challenges, says one "contractrepreneur". Mark Sweeny of Certus ...

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Mobile and cloud computing are the future for IT contractors

Demand for IT contractors will be strongest in mobile computing and cloud services in the future, according to recruiters. Contractor UK asked three separate ...

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Scottish contractor demand improves again

Contractors and other self-employed professionals in Scotland are enjoying even greater demand, according to the Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs. The research ...

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Oil and gas confidence benefits contractors

Contractors working in the oil and gas industry already know that their skills are in demand. But it is likely that they will have favourable business ...

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IT contractors 'can supply demand for big data skills'

Much has been written about the apparent shortage of skilled IT professionals in the UK. As private and public sector organisations have become more reliant on ...

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