November

Autumn Statement offers relief to contractors

Media outlets around the country have been scrutinising the chancellor’s Autumn Statement to see what impact it is likely to have on their readers. From ...

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Contract vacancies continue to rise in professional sectors

Employers in professional sectors are continuing to show steady demand for temporary workers and contractors , new research has shown. In its latest monthly ...

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Financial contractors could benefit from retirements

Financial contractors are likely to experience a surge in demand for their services in the coming years, according to recruitment specialist Robert Half. ...

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HMRC examines affluent earners

HM Customs and Revenue (HMRC) has sent strong signals that it intends to crack down on tax avoidance amongst affluent individuals (defined as those with an ...

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Survey: More graduates considering freelancing

A survey of more than 1,000 graduates has revealed that young professionals are feeling positive about self-employment in the UK. This is not surprising, given ...

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Aberdeen hosts event for oil and gas contractors

An event to support oil and gas contractors working in and around Aberdeen is set to be held on November 17th at the Park Inn on Justice Mill Lane, according ...

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Skills shortage drives contractor boost

The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs has suggested that an ongoing skills shortage could be helping to drive up ...

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UK self-employed numbers rise

The number of self-employed people in the UK has risen for the first time in seven months, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ...

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Govt launches pension campaign

The launch of a major Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) advertising campaign to highlight the importance of workplace pensions could be a welcome reminder ...

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Julie Deane reveals how self-employment changed her life

People who have made the move into self-employment, or are considering doing so, have been offered some advice on independent working by someone who has been ...

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Progress made on download VAT

Since the beginning of 2015, businesses in the EU that provide digital services (such as downloadable PDFs or other document types) have been subject to new ...

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Self-employed set to benefit as construction industry grows

October brought strong output growth in the construction industry, a major employer of independent professionals and contract workers. The latest CIPS/Markit ...

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Contract roles on the rise in IT

The third quarter of 2015 proved a fruitful period for IT specialists looking for short-term, contract-based work, according to recent research. Specialist ...

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Technology 'reducing friction' in freelancer job searches

Improvements in technology have delivered a significant boost to freelancers ' finances and professional development by "reducing friction" in ...

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Most freelancers want to be in EU, survey finds

One of the big political debates set to rumble on for the next couple of years is whether Britain should be part of the European Union. Campaigns have been ...

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