New “gig economy” benefits contractors

, 08 February 2016

Employment opportunities for freelancers and contractors in the new "gig economy" abound, according to newly released economic research.

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Flexibility attracts Brits to contract work

, 01 February 2016

New research has shown what umbrella contractors and freelancers already know: flexibility is a massive draw when it comes to the self-employed.

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New round of freelaner hiring on its way

, 25 January 2016

A new round of hiring on freelancers, contractors, and umbrella workers is in the cards for the UK according to the newest research study.

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IT contractor demand strong, research reveals

, 18 January 2016

The demand for IT contractors, freelancers, agency workers and other self-employed experts in the UK is going strong and is likely to stay that way.

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Short on skills, long on pay: contractors could see a raise

, 11 January 2016

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has announced that the skills shortage gripping British employment could lead to raises for contractors.

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Contractor pay up year-on-year

, 04 January 2016

Yes it's true that the end of 2015 saw a decline in pay rates, salaries for freelancers and umbrella company contractors is on the up for the year.

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REC: Labour market shadowed by skills shortage

, 28 December 2015

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation says that the British labour market has been dogged by the shadow of the skills shortage as of late.

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New think tank founded to study contractors

, 21 December 2015

Umbrella company contractors, freelancers, and other self-employed Brits will soon be under new scrutiny from a think tank recently founded to study them.

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SMEs plan to expand in New Year

, 14 December 2015

Small and medium-sized companies are set to expand in 2016, increasing their workforce - and increasing their need for contractors and freelancers.

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Almost half of Brits want to freelance, study says

, 07 December 2015

Nearly one out of every two Brits want to start their own business, according to a recent survey conducted by Small Business.

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Professional employers still looking for contract workers

, 23 November 2015

Good news for contract workers and freelancers: employers in professionals sectors are still keen to source temporary staff for their vacant roles.

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Skills shortage continues to benefit contractors

, 17 November 2015

Freelancers and umbrella company contractors alike are continuing to benefit from the skills shortage gripping the UK, according to new reports from the REC.

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Contractor figures bounce back in UK

, 10 November 2015

For the first time in seven long months, the number of contractors in the UK has begun to increase once again according to new data from ONS.

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2015’s third quarter a good one for IT contractors

, 03 November 2015

Researchers say that IT contractors, either working as freelancers or for an umbrella company, had a fantastic third quarter of 2015.

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Can we replace oil and gas with pixels and explosions?

, 26 October 2015

This bloke Chris van der Kuyl says that the moribund oil and gas industry should be replaced by game development, and it will save Scottish contractors.

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Aberdeen new hotspot for creative SMEs

, 20 October 2015

When it comes to creative SMEs, freelancers, or umbrella companies, Aberdeen is the newest hotspot in the UK according to a new research study.

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