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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ONS: contractor growth outstrips traditional employment

, 18 October 2014

There are more than three new contract workers for every one new traditional employees, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.

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Monthly contractor pay rate increase hits 7 year high

, 14 October 2014

September saw the highest pay rate increase for contractors in seven years, according to newly released monthly research data.

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Umbrella contractors to get mortgage help

, 07 October 2014

For the first time in a long time, it looks like freelancers, umbrella company contractors, and other self-employed Brits will be getting mortgage help.

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Government provides support to creative contractors

, 04 October 2014

The Government is planning to provide support to creative types in the freelancing and contracting industry with the creation of a new skills academy.

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Don’t forget your broadband voucher, contractors!

, 30 September 2014

Umbrella company contractors and freelancers, if you're complaining about poor internet speeds don't forget you might be able to qualify for a broadband voucher.

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Miliband begs for contractor support in next election

, 27 September 2014

Desperate to edge out the Tories and the Lib Dems next election, Labour leader Ed Miliband has begun to court freelancers and umbrella company contractors.

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What skills shortage? ONS says unemployment is down

, 23 September 2014

While much has been said about the so-called 'skills shortage' strangling the employment sector, data from the Office for National Statistics says otherwise.

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Contractors remain in demand north of the border

, 20 September 2014

Whilst the issue of Scottish independence has thankfully been bottled for this generation, the country still needs plenty of umbrella company contractors.

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REC finds contractor demand increasing at record rate

, 16 September 2014

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has some big news: last month saw the rate of demand for umbrella contractors hit highs unseen in decades.

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Contractors: the Treasury wants your opinion this autumn!

, 13 September 2014

I never thought this day would come but it's here: the Treasury wants the input of freelancers and umbrella company contractors ahead of the Autumn Statement.

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Younger contractors will save us all, trade body declares

, 09 September 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, rejoice for our prayers have been answered: a major trade industry body says we can just dump our problems on the younger generation.

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FSB urges more local help be given to contractors

, 06 September 2014

The Federation of Small Businesses recently called for more attention to be paid to contract workers by Local Enterprise Partnerships in the UK.

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British contractors have become the low-cost option

, 02 September 2014

Hold on to your hats, contract workers: new research has shown that it costs less to hire a Brit than many other European workers.

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