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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Brits flock to contracting as way of life, new figures say

, 24 January 2015

New figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that Brits are flocking to contracting as a way of life in droves and droves.

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Creative contractors get pat on the back from the Government

, 20 January 2015

When it comes to creative types in the freelancing or umbrella company contracting fields, the Government has finally given these people their due praise.

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REC has good news for umbrella company contractors

, 17 January 2015

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has some excellent news for freelancers and umbrella company contractors when it comes to temporary job billings.

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Reap the rewards of the skills shortage while you still can

, 13 January 2015

According to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales the skills shortage is still raging strong, but that shouldn't stop clever contractors.

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Confidence or hubris? Contractors say bring it on in 2015

, 10 January 2015

Whether it's the quiet confidence of knowing something others don't or it's just plain straight up hubris, contractors say they're ready to tackle 2015.

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Nick Clegg pats himself on back for Regional Growth Fund

, 06 January 2015

The deputy prime minister has been patting himself on the back after his pet project, the Regional Growth Fund, has found to have delivered economic results.

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Need some workspace? Go to Barclays

, 30 December 2014

Of all the places contractors and freelancers could turn to, Barclays may be the best place to find some temporary workspace believe it or not.

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