May

APSCo: Contracting is the ‘new normal’

Contractors and flexible working are the “new normal” in the modern labour market, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies ...

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Online freelancers are happier than staff

Freelancers choosing to work online tend to be happier and more productive in their work than their counterparts in onsite jobs, according to a new report. The ...

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Talent and funding shortages stunting Tech City

IT contractors could find their next assignment in Tech City, as it appears that an acute skills shortage in London’s expanding technology hub is ...

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Brookson launches Irwin Mitchell helpline

Brookson is joining forces with leading law firm Irwin Mitchell to offer self-employed professionals a new legal advice helpline. Limited company contractors, ...

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Oil and gas contractors in worldwide demand

Contractors in the oil and gas sector are in demand around the world, it appears, since the Hays Oil & Gas Job Index has increased again. The index is ...

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Demand for contractors rises again in Scotland

Contractor demand has risen again in Scotland throughout April, according to new research. Billings for temporary and contract staff rose at the fastest rate ...

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Energy contractors pressured to become employees

Contractors in the oil and gas sector are feeling increasingly pressured to become employees, as companies suffer a desperate skills shortage, according to new ...

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Workers aim for freelance freedom

The majority of freelance workers who have another job are looking to leave in the next two years, new research has shown, as they attempt to make the most of ...

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Contractors enjoy more flexible working

Self-employed professionals are taking advantage of the flexibility that working for themselves offers, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) ...

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£440 million funding for innovator firms

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has been given a budget of £440 million this year to spend on supporting innovators around the UK. David Willetts, ...

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Lord Young's report could be big news for contractors

Lord Young’s latest report on boosting British business was finally published today, containing a number of recommendations aimed at making it easier for ...

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IT contractors could have the NHS edge

The public sector has always provided contractors with a wide range of opportunities. Because successive governments have funded such a huge variety of ...

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IT and engineering contractor demand grows

Demand for contractors may have fallen overall in April but the IT and engineering sectors are still performing well, figures show. There was some good news in ...

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How will the Queen’s Speech affect contractors?

In her address at the opening of Parliament today (May 8th), the Queen set out the government’s priorities for the coming session. A total of 15 new ...

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The only way is Europe for interim managers

Interim managers are enjoying a period of historically high demand and not all of it is based in the UK. Many of the UK’s independent workers at least ...

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Repeal BN66, MPs urge Osborne

A group of MPs have written to the chancellor asking him to repeal BN66, a retrospective change to tax law which could leave some contractors facing large tax ...

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