April

Entrepreneurs Alliance fights back for contractors

The Entrepreneurs Alliance is making the case for the self-employed, following attacks by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Centre for Policy Studies. In ...

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Changes to reporting requirements 'will not disrupt limited companies'

Planned changes to reporting requirements for businesses will not cause too much hassle for limited company contractors, according to the PCG. Following the ...

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REC: EU must do more to create jobs

The European Union (EU) agenda for the next parliament must be 'jobs, jobs and more jobs', according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation ...

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Contractor outlook in Scotland looking positive

Scotland’s contractor market is enjoying a strong period, with the number of available candidates for each position dropping, and temporary workers ...

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UK contractor hiring sentiment improved in March

Almost half of businesses are planning to increase the use of contractors over the next year, according to recent statistics from the Recruitment and ...

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Engineering contractor vacancies grow amid 'brain drain'

Engineering contractors are in high demand, according to new figures from APSCo, but the skills shortage is starting to make itself known in the sector. ...

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Statoil embarks on oil and gas recruitment drive

Aberdeen is continuing to demonstrate that it is a city of ample opportunities for oil and gas limited companies . Statoil has announced that it will add 200 ...

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PCG tells TUC 'self-employment growth is a structural change'

The PCG has hit back at claims from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) that the current rise in self-employment is anything but organic. Chris Bryce, chief ...

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Paying contractors gross puts agencies at risk, experts claim

Agencies that pay their contractors gross are at risk from false self-employment laws that can into effect on April 6th. Law and compliance specialist Lawspeed ...

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PCG works to define freelancing

A recent roundtable hosted by the PCG and think tank DEMOS has attempted to define freelancing in order to help policymakers better legislate for the ...

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Over-50s leading labour market sea-change

The UK labour market is experiencing something of a sea-change, thanks to professionals over 50-years-old. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) ...

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Talent mismatch causing problems for businesses

Failing to employ the right people to do the job at hand is costing businesses in terms of productivity and recruitment expenditure, according to PwC research, ...

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Oil and gas to add 39,000 new jobs in UK

Limited company contractors in the oil and gas sector are likely to benefit from the creation of up to 39,000 new jobs over the next two years. Research from ...

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It's a good time to be a contractor, PCG figures suggest

With the UK economy strengthening all the time and the skills shortage placing talented individuals in high demand, now is a great time to try different ways ...

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FPB: Regulation should occur just once every term

Red tape is a burden for limited companies, contractors and sole traders , costing time and money. Consequently, many are likely to welcome a call from the ...

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Is contractor demand tapering off?

Contractor demand could be tapering off, with new figures suggesting a slowdown in the market. The latest 'Report on Jobs' from the Recruitment and ...

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