The New PM Should Back Umbrella Contractors

, 26 July 2016

Now that many people have come to terms with Brexit and the implications it will have for the British economy, it’s time to realize that umbrella contractors are the foundation of this country and should be treated as a priority by new Prime Minister Theresa May. This is the opinion of IPSE, the UK contractor […]

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IT Contractors Accept Lower Pay Rates

, 20 July 2016

It seems that umbrella contractors working in the IT sector have decided to accept lower pay rates from Clydesdale Bank in a move that has left some experts shocked.

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Uncertainty for umbrella contractors post-Brexit

, 27 June 2016

Umbrella contractors accosted by Nigel Farage's smiling face in the wake of the Brexit vote are all wondering: what's going to happen to us now?

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North-west has curious mix of contractors in demand

, 20 June 2016

In news that shows just how queer the employment sector can be, a new report shows the most in-demand roles in the north-west of England as of late.

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Steady wages highly desired, new survey says

, 13 June 2016

Turns out umbrella contractors are no different than traditional employees - a new survey found that steady wages are highly desired by temp workers.

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Umbrella contractor pay levels up year on year

, 06 June 2016

Despite everything, pay levels for umbrella contractors are actually up year on year, even if it seems impossible with the current market conditions.

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Working from home worth a pay cut, contractors say

, 30 May 2016

To hell with getting a pay raise - many Brits say they would rather just be able to work at home in peace and quiet, a new research study says.

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Could marathon-running be good for contractors?

, 23 May 2016

Want to become a more successful umbrella contractor? Maybe you should start running a few marathons!

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Contractors need to be higher skilled than ever

, 16 May 2016

The contracting landscape has changed over the years, with freelancers and umbrella company contractors now needing to be more skilled than ever.

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FSB urges parties to support SMEs

, 09 May 2016

There's a major election cycle upon us - and the Federation of Small Businesses is urging everyone to support small and medium-sized businesses.

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Contractor vacancies remain flat in UK

, 02 May 2016

With the EU referendum hanging in the balance, contractor vacancies have arranged flat in the UK with just a 1 per cent increase year on year.

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24pc of SME employees want to be self-employed

, 25 April 2016

When it comes to the number of traditional permanent employees working for SMEs in the UK, nearly 1 out of 4 wish they were self-employed.

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Both men and women embracing self-employment

, 18 April 2016

Working as a freelancer or an umbrella contractor is becoming increasingly popular with both men and women - and the trend is set to continue.

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Contractor demand continues unabated

, 11 April 2016

New reports from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) say that demand for freelancers and contractors in the UK is still high.

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Mortgage restrictions ease for umbrella contractors

, 04 April 2016

So here's some good news: self-employed Brits like umbrella contractors and freelancers are finding it easier than ever to secure a mortgage.

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Many Welsh want to be self-employed, new research says

, 28 March 2016

A new research study conducted on behalf of NatWest found that a sizable proportion of Welsh would love to delve into freelancing or contract work.

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