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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FSB warns contractors to wear their wellies

, 27 December 2014

You're going to need your wellies this winter, according to the Federation of Small Businesses, as it predicts an especially nasty winter.

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CBI begs Government for more help

, 23 December 2014

The Confederation of British Industry has begged the Government for more help when it comes to supporting the UK's smallest businesses - including contractors.

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Frightened firms call for more cyber security contractors

, 20 December 2014

Firms terrified of being subject to hacking attempts have been tripping over themselves to increase the number of cyber security contractors they have on staff.

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Demand streaks higher for contractors in November, REC says

, 16 December 2014

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation says that demand rates have streaked ever higher for contractors and freelancers last month.

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Oil and gas contractors told to stop slacking on skills

, 09 December 2014

It's time for oil and gas freelancers and umbrella company contractors to stop slacking when it comes to polishing up on their skills, a new study says.

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Government to provide free online support to contractors

, 06 December 2014

The Government is coming to the rescue of umbrella company contractors, freelancers and other sole traders everywhere by providing free online branding support.

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UK creative sector gets its own trade industry body

, 02 December 2014

All you creative types out there - including freelancers and umbrella company contractors - will be glad to know that you now have your own trade industry body.

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Female contractors earning more than men, survey says

, 29 November 2014

Stop the presses; female contractors and freelancers could very well be earning more than their male counterparts for the first time in what feels like forever!

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Digital and marketing contractors raking it in, APSCo says

, 25 November 2014

Digital and marketing freelancers and umbrella company contractors are positively raking it in right now, according to a new report from APSCo.

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