September

Companies look to hire more freelancers

Six out of ten companies expect to hire more freelance talent in the coming 12 months, according to a new report from Tower Lane which indicates continuing ...

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FSB: Small firms wasting time and money on tax admin

Small firms spend around half a billion on tax admin every year, according to new research from the Federation of Small Business (FSB). Furthermore, small ...

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PCG finds rise in freelance mums

Contractors have always known that the flexibility their way of working affords them is one of the most important perks of the job. It allows for much more ...

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Tax dispute backlog ‘could penalise business’

HMRC’s ever-growing backlog of tax disputes is well-known, but an expert has warned of the possible pressure that limited company contractors and other ...

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Interim managers riding wave of high demand

An upturn in business prospects and sizeable skills gaps mean that conditions are improving for interim management contractors , as a new report shows that ...

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Sanzar EBT draws HMRC attention

Tax can be a thorny issue for many contractors . Tasked with handling their own accounts, many freelancers can find themselves struggling to make sure they pay ...

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HMRC investigations bag £565m from small firms

Compliance investigations carried out on small and medium-sized enterprises bagged HMRC an additional £565 million in revenue last financial year, as ...

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PCG and REC put contractors on party conference agenda

A spotlight has been thrown on freelancers and contractors during party conference season thanks to the joint efforts of Professional Contractors’ Group ...

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Government IT takes a hit but silver lining for contractors

For contractors in a range of industries, the public sector has often proved to be a useful source of assignments. As government institutions have undergone ...

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Job adverts rise again as IT stays on top

The number of job opportunities advertised in the UK ticked upwards in the second quarter, according to a new study which will give finance and IT contractors ...

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Oil and gas contractor rates set to rise by 15 per cent in 2013

Oil and gas contractors are more in demand in 2013, with temporary worker hiring rates rising by 15 per cent over the year according to a survey conducted by ...

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National Freelancers Day 2013 focusing on ‘Ability, Aptitude and Agility’

National Freelancers Day 2013, which is aiming to celebrate the work of the UK’s 1.6 million contractors , freelancers and entrepreneurs, will take place ...

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Digital contractors to reap rewards of EU manifesto

The so-called digital economy is the subject of much discussion at the moment. In the midst of a well-documented skills shortage for a range of disciplines, ...

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Professional contractors see demand rise

As the UK makes a tentative return to economic recovery, the job market is slowly picking up. But long-established skills gaps are beginning to grow even wider ...

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Game changing’ year for UK jobs but world waits and sees

UK contractors are set to benefit as the UK job market ends on a high this year, research has found, but the rest of the world is generally more uncertain. ...

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Finance contracts fall but rebound on the cards

Finance contractors are keenly aware that changes in the market can have huge implications for their prospects. Morgan McKinley’s latest London ...

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