Government extends Prompt Payment code to help contractors

, 24 March 2015

The Government has announced that it will be extending the Prompt Payment Code to help contractors and other sole traders cope with the horrors of late payment.

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APSCo says Budget tax relief plans could be positive step

, 21 March 2015

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies says the plans in the new Budget to provide relief to umbrella company contractors could be a positive step.

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Bank of England says UK workforce undergoing major shift

, 17 March 2015

According to the Bank of England, the UK workforce is undergoing a major shift thanks to the hard work of umbrella company contractors and freelancers.

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Contractors in deep demand in February, REC says

, 14 March 2015

Umbrella company contractors and freelance workers were in deep demand last month according to new figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

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Engineering contractors, rejoice: 2015 is your year

, 10 March 2015

If you're a freelancer or an umbrella company contractor in the engineering sector, you have some good news waiting for you: 2015 is likely to be your year.

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Will engineering contractors win big this year?

, 07 March 2015

A new research study seems to think that when it comes to 2015's big winners, engineering contractors are going to be a tough act to follow.

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Self employment ambassador takes Labour to woodshed

, 03 March 2015

David Morris, the government's self employment ambassador, has had it with Labour's rubbish when it comes to speaking down to freelancers and contractors.

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Cheap petrol isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, IPSE says

, 28 February 2015

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed said recently that cheap petrol prices at the pump might be nice, British oil is in danger.

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More women needed in self-employment, BIS says in new survey

, 24 February 2015

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills says in a new survey that increasing the number of female Brits in self-employment would benefit the UK.

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IT worker hotspots revealed in new contractor study

, 17 February 2015

When it comes to popular lines of work for umbrella company contractors the IT field is up there at the top, and a new survey shows where in the UK the top is.

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Skills shortage finally takes its toll on contracting market

, 14 February 2015

According to the REC, the skills shortage has finally persisted long enough to finally impact the freelancing and umbrella company contracting communities.

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Umbrella company contractor opinions wanted by HMRC

, 10 February 2015

If you're an umbrella company contractor, freelancer or any other type of sole trader, HMRC wants to hear from you about how it can make itself better.

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REC sends 193 recruitment agencies packing

, 07 February 2015

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation, one of the biggest contracting trade industry bodies out there, just told 193 applicants to jog on.

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IT, engineering contractors to be in high demand in 2015

, 03 February 2015

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation says that IT and engineering contractors were in high demand in December and that demand levels are only to go up.

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Contractors least miserable people in the UK, study says

, 31 January 2015

When it comes to misery, the UK loves to hate itself. However, it turns out there's a sure-fire way to be less miserable - become a Umbrella company contractor.

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Enough with late payment to contractors, industry bodies say

, 27 January 2015

Trade industry bodies have come out of the woodwork lately demanding an end to late payment, one of the major thorns in the side of the self-employed in the UK.

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