Brits take top spot on economic growth

, 14 April 2015

The UK's economic growth is simply barreling along - and the contributions of freelancers and umbrella company contractors has been helping.

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UK contractors missing out by not having IT skills

, 11 April 2015

If you're a freelancer or an umbrella company contractor and your IT skills aren't up to par, you're not alone - but you also could be selling yourself short.

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Contractors paid better than permanent workers, survey says

, 07 April 2015

A new research survey has found that interim workers like freelancers and umbrella company contractors often receive better pay than permanent workers.

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CBI: beware ‘war on talent.’ Also: the sky is falling

, 04 April 2015

The Confederation of British Industry has sounded the alarmist klaxon, swearing up and down that there's a 'war on talent' destroying British industry.

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Hiring confidence falters yet contractor demand soars

, 31 March 2015

Demand for self-employed Brits like freelancers and umbrella company contractors is soaring even as the looming election is causing hiring confidence to falter.

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All hands on deck in Cumbria, university chancellor says

, 28 March 2015

The vice chancellor of the University of Cumbria says that it’s an all hands on deck situation to combat the region’s STEM skill shortage. Freelancers and umbrella company contractors were put on notice when vice chancellor Peter Strike said that the flood of new investment into Cumbria is almost certainly to result in a massive […]

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Government extends Prompt Payment code to help contractors

, 24 March 2015

The Government has announced that it will be extending the Prompt Payment Code to help contractors and other sole traders cope with the horrors of late payment.

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APSCo says Budget tax relief plans could be positive step

, 21 March 2015

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies says the plans in the new Budget to provide relief to umbrella company contractors could be a positive step.

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Bank of England says UK workforce undergoing major shift

, 17 March 2015

According to the Bank of England, the UK workforce is undergoing a major shift thanks to the hard work of umbrella company contractors and freelancers.

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Contractors in deep demand in February, REC says

, 14 March 2015

Umbrella company contractors and freelance workers were in deep demand last month according to new figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

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Engineering contractors, rejoice: 2015 is your year

, 10 March 2015

If you're a freelancer or an umbrella company contractor in the engineering sector, you have some good news waiting for you: 2015 is likely to be your year.

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Will engineering contractors win big this year?

, 07 March 2015

A new research study seems to think that when it comes to 2015's big winners, engineering contractors are going to be a tough act to follow.

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Self employment ambassador takes Labour to woodshed

, 03 March 2015

David Morris, the government's self employment ambassador, has had it with Labour's rubbish when it comes to speaking down to freelancers and contractors.

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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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