UK on top when it comes to IT umbrella company contractors

, 22 November 2014

The UK has come out on top when it comes to the information technology sector - and that includes the number of IT umbrella company contractors as well.

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Industry boffin says contracting growing in popularity

, 18 November 2014

The popularity of working as a freelancer or umbrella company contractor is soaring ever higher, according to an industry insider that knows more than you or I.

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Clients want you – they just don’t want to pay you

, 15 November 2014

So it turns out that freelancers and umbrella company contractors in the IT field are in high demand right now - but not if you charge too much.

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You might be able to get that contractor mortgage after all

, 11 November 2014

Don't look now, but the financial services landscape is changing; lending to umbrella company contractors and small business owners was up in September.

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Go get some sun or your brain will melt, researchers say

, 08 November 2014

Researchers say that freelancers and umbrella company contractors that routinely undergo night shift work are most likely melting their brains.

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FSB to bend the ears of politicians through social media

, 04 November 2014

The Federation of Small Businesses has a plan to bend the ears of politicians by using social media to engage them over contracting issues.

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HRMC to scrap Business Entity Tests, contractors rejoice

, 01 November 2014

In news that falls under the "it's about damned time" category, Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs has decided to scrap Business Entity Tests for IR35.

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Skills shortage could impact Christmas shopping season

, 28 October 2014

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has added fuel to the fire when it comes to fears that the UK skills shortage is going to ruin everyone's Christmas.

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Industry body launches umbrella company sector survey

, 25 October 2014

A major trade industry body has taken it upon itself to launch a major survey of the umbrella company sector to determine its scope and value.

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Drill, baby drill: North Sea needs contractors

, 21 October 2014

If you enjoy frigid and probably dangerous conditions there's good news for you: a position in the North Sea may be waiting for you.

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ONS: contractor growth outstrips traditional employment

, 18 October 2014

There are more than three new contract workers for every one new traditional employees, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.

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Monthly contractor pay rate increase hits 7 year high

, 14 October 2014

September saw the highest pay rate increase for contractors in seven years, according to newly released monthly research data.

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Umbrella contractors to get mortgage help

, 07 October 2014

For the first time in a long time, it looks like freelancers, umbrella company contractors, and other self-employed Brits will be getting mortgage help.

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Government provides support to creative contractors

, 04 October 2014

The Government is planning to provide support to creative types in the freelancing and contracting industry with the creation of a new skills academy.

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Don’t forget your broadband voucher, contractors!

, 30 September 2014

Umbrella company contractors and freelancers, if you're complaining about poor internet speeds don't forget you might be able to qualify for a broadband voucher.

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Miliband begs for contractor support in next election

, 27 September 2014

Desperate to edge out the Tories and the Lib Dems next election, Labour leader Ed Miliband has begun to court freelancers and umbrella company contractors.

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