Skills shortage takes its toll on engineering contractors

, 19 April 2014

New data from APSCo say that the skills shortage has begun to have a discernible negative impact on the engineering contracting community.

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Contract work isn’t just a young person’s game any more

, 15 April 2014

New research has revealed that the over-50s have been swelling the ranks of freelance workers and umbrella company contractors at a rather steady clip.

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British businesses neglecting to unlock local talent

, 12 April 2014

With the UK lagging behind when it comes to adaptability in the employment sphere, British firms are losing out on talented workers - and this is costing them.

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Financial services sector to need of IT professionals soon

, 08 April 2014

Freelancers and umbrella company contractors in the information technology field may soon see more interest from the financial services sector in the future.

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Manufacturing contractors set to win big in coming months

, 05 April 2014

Do you work in the manufacturing sector as a freelancer or an umbrella company contractor? Congratulations: you're about to be quite busy very soon.

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Self-employment to become norm by 2020?

, 01 April 2014

Self-employment, either through freelancing or working as an umbrella company contractor, could be come the new normal by the end of this coming decade.

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Leicestershire set to be newest economic powerhouse

, 29 March 2014

The Midlands is about to get some serious economic revitalisation thanks to new Government employment support scheme for Leicestershire.

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Is UK pay equality a problem that needs addressing?

, 25 March 2014

Whether you're a permanent employee or a contract worker, you likely think you should be paid more - and the truth may be you're not getting paid enough indeed.

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Take it or leave it: Barclays slashes contractor pay

, 22 March 2014

Because one of the most embattled banks in the world hasn't had enough bad publicity: now Barclays has declared it will be slashing contractor pay soon.

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CBI suggests solution to skills shortage dilemma

, 18 March 2014

The Confederation of British Industry has come up with a possible solution to the skills shortage currently holding UK businesses in its viselike grip.

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Self-employment restrictions to deter new contractors?

, 15 March 2014

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs is poised to put new self-employment restrictions in place, creating a furore in the umbrella company contractor community.

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REC says February a mixed bag for contract workers

, 11 March 2014

February was a bit of a mixed bag for contract workers, according to new data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation's latest study.

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Watch out for copycat websites, warns Government

, 08 March 2014

If you're a freelancer or umbrella company contractor, the Government has a warning for you: be on the lookout for copycat websites.

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HMRC raids construction contractors for record £122 million

, 04 March 2014

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs has positively plundered the construction contractor industry this year with a record £122 million in collected extra tax.

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REC says next three months to bring high contractor demand

, 01 March 2014

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has happy news: it says that the next three months will bring heightened demand for contract workers in the UK.

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Is the tide coming in on the self-employment trend?

, 25 February 2014

Employment trends come and go with the tides sometimes, and the latest data indicates working as a contractor or freelancer has become highly in fashion.

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