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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UK on top when it comes to IT umbrella company contractors

, 22 November 2014

The UK has come out on top when it comes to the information technology sector - and that includes the number of IT umbrella company contractors as well.

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Industry boffin says contracting growing in popularity

, 18 November 2014

The popularity of working as a freelancer or umbrella company contractor is soaring ever higher, according to an industry insider that knows more than you or I.

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Clients want you – they just don’t want to pay you

, 15 November 2014

So it turns out that freelancers and umbrella company contractors in the IT field are in high demand right now - but not if you charge too much.

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You might be able to get that contractor mortgage after all

, 11 November 2014

Don't look now, but the financial services landscape is changing; lending to umbrella company contractors and small business owners was up in September.

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Go get some sun or your brain will melt, researchers say

, 08 November 2014

Researchers say that freelancers and umbrella company contractors that routinely undergo night shift work are most likely melting their brains.

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FSB to bend the ears of politicians through social media

, 04 November 2014

The Federation of Small Businesses has a plan to bend the ears of politicians by using social media to engage them over contracting issues.

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HRMC to scrap Business Entity Tests, contractors rejoice

, 01 November 2014

In news that falls under the "it's about damned time" category, Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs has decided to scrap Business Entity Tests for IR35.

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Skills shortage could impact Christmas shopping season

, 28 October 2014

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has added fuel to the fire when it comes to fears that the UK skills shortage is going to ruin everyone's Christmas.

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Industry body launches umbrella company sector survey

, 25 October 2014

A major trade industry body has taken it upon itself to launch a major survey of the umbrella company sector to determine its scope and value.

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Drill, baby drill: North Sea needs contractors

, 21 October 2014

If you enjoy frigid and probably dangerous conditions there's good news for you: a position in the North Sea may be waiting for you.

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