Contractors could be better off as a result of George Osborne’s announcement that the income tax threshold will change. The REC said that temporary agency workers who only work for short periods will be especially delighted with the budget announcement.
Freelancers and contractors who rely on the public sector for contracts could find themselves struggling to find work according to the CIPD.
Welcome news for temporary workers and freelancers comes in the form of the REC’s JobsOutlook report for June and the ONS.
Contractors and freelancers working in the accountancy profession expect more financial institutions to create interim opportunities in the coming year.
Umbrella company contractors working in the public sector can take comfort from recent comments made by Sir Peter Gershon. Gershon has already published a review into public sector efficiency in the UK and he was a special adviser to the Tories during the run up to the recent election.
IT contractors are on the move! At least that’s the view of the largest IT recruitment agency, SThree.
The PCG has launched a checklist to help clients’ double check they have all the steps in place to ensure a project runs smoothly.
Contractors, freelancers and umbrella company workers could in line for a bumper summer if the latest online job figures are to be believed.
The European Union has proposed a new set of guidelines for labour reform in the member states but the ARC is concerned that the EU agency workers’ guidelines depict contractors and freelancers in a negative light.
The REC is understandably delighted that George Osborne has reversed part of the plan to increase NICs. They had opposed the move, as had all business bodies, as the potential cost would have prevented the jobs market recovering fully from the recession.
Contractors who work in science and engineering could find themselves in greater demand according to a report published recently by the CBI.
According to the REC’s latest JobsOutlook report, agency workers, umbrella company employees and limited company contractors will become a vital compenent in the economic recovery.
Small business entrepreneurs are feeling optimistic about the end of the recession as they expect profitability and revenue to increase despite the anticipated rise in tax, regulation and minimum wage.