November

Scottish oil and gas growth stunted by skills gap

Skills shortages in the UK oil and gas sector are hindering the industry’s growth prospects in Scotland, according to the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber ...

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Engineers lack confidence in UK industry

In the midst of a growing global skills shortage, engineering contractors are unlikely to have too much difficulty in finding opportunities in markets around ...

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Consultation on paperless Self Assessment launched

HMRC has been quietly moving forward with its digital strategy for nearly a year, as contractors have waited to see how its shift towards online filing will ...

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PCG compiles Autumn Statement wish list

Professional Contractors’ Group (PCG) has written to George Osborne setting out how he can use the Autumn Statement to benefit contractors and ...

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Tax avoidance schemes at record low

HMRC’s tougher stance on tax avoidance is paying dividends, according to figures obtained by law firm Pinsent Masons. The new data indicates the number ...

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IR35 awareness ‘improving’, but more must be done

Yesterday (November 25th) marked the first sitting of the House of Lords Personal Service Companies Committee, with IR35 legislation quickly becoming the ...

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LinkedIn beats industry job boards for oil and gas recruitment

Recruitment is never an easy task for businesses - especially in industries like the oil and gas sector, where acute talent shortages mean that contractors ...

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Select committee looks at PSCs and IR35

Personal service companies and the effectiveness of IR35 legislation are set to be the topics covered by a new select committee of the House of Lords. The ...

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Finance vacancies drop but market gets moving

The financial services sector in London is getting moving once again, new figures from Morgan McKinley show, as more workers enter the job market even as the ...

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Oil and gas contractor market varies wildly in Q3

The latest Hays Global Job Index paints a mixed picture of global demand for oil and gas contractors , as different regions and disciplines face a wide range ...

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Contractor demand set to rise over winter

Demand for contractors and other temporary workers is expected to improve over the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the ...

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Large oil and gas firms ‘don’t understand contract market’

Oil and gas contractors are leaning towards smaller companies because they face challenges in dealing with major firms, according to one specialist recruitment ...

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Cross-border VAT ruling system piloted

A new cross-border ruling system aimed at resolving VAT disputes involving more than one country is set to end next month. The UK is one of 13 European Union ...

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Scottish job market improves again

Contractors in Scotland are enjoying even better market conditions as demand continues to rise, according to the latest Report on Jobs from Bank of Scotland. ...

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Jobs market expands at fastest pace in eight years

An encouraging jobs report has been published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services company KPMG. According to their ...

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Boris Johnson salutes freelancers ahead of National Freelancers Day

London mayor Boris Johnson has published a message to freelancers across the UK, saying their “contribution to the lifeblood of our economy is ...

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