Blog Tag Archives: Contractors

HMRC’s online IR35 assessment tool is finally here!

Whether you’re working in the public or private sector this tool will determine if your assignments fall outside of the intermediaries legislation (known as IR35). This is in beta test phase currently but HMRC has stated clearly that they will stand by the decisions given, so ensure you keep a printout!

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No, Contractors aren’t “desperate” – working short-term gigs is their choice

It’s increasingly apparent that the freelance “gig-culture” is on the rise in the UK, but contrary to the government’s view that freelancers are being taken advantage of, an important new report from McKinsey makes it clear that most Contractors are working this way out of choice – rather than out of necessity.

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Video interviewing: Can it end the skills gap?

We have seen the unemployment rate in the UK rise over the last year and due to this the number of people applying for jobs has increased. It can often be quite time consuming for Recruiters to sort through applications, however one way that might help is a new solution from Sonru. The Sonru video interviewing platform is set […]

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UK wages to rise above inflation for 2015

According to a recent study, British wages will rise above inflation throughout 2015 for the first time in eight years. The UK’s workforce will expand by more than 1.2 million people between 2014 and 2018, growing at an average of 0.9% a year and Britain’s unemployment rate, running at 5.7% currently, is forecast to return to its pre-crisis level […]

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FESTIVE OPENING HOURS

During the forthcoming festive period our opening hours are as follows: Mon 22 Dec – usual hours Tues 23 Dec – usual hours Wed 24 Dec – open only until 12 noon Thurs 25 & Fri 26 Dec – closed Mon 29, Tues 30 Dec & Wed 31 – usual hours Thurs 1 Jan – closed […]

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CHRISTMAS CONTRACTOR PAYROLL DEADLINES

  Please see below for our payroll timetable, which accommodates for the Christmas and New Year period:     For week ending 12th December 2014: payroll as normal For week ending 19th December 2014: timesheets have to be in and authorised by 8am on Saturday 20th December 2014 for payment on Wednesday 24th December 2014

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TOP TIPS FOR PRODUCTIVE REMOTE WORKING

Over the last few years. working from home has become very popular and it continues to be favorable due to the amount of flexibility it gives. Whether you are working at home one day a month, or every day, it is important to put some rules in place to maintain motivation and avoid the many distractions that […]

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Contractor Travel and Subsistence Expenses – Tax Review

Following the Office of Tax Simplification’s (OTS) ‘Review of employee benefits and expenses: second report’, the government has just launched the first part of their review, which runs from July – Oct ’14, to better understand the commercial realities of travel and subsistence payments to our current workforce, taking particular account of the increased number […]

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Current ONS employment stats report record high employment levels

The Office of National Statistics report that last quarters employment levels continue to rise and unemployment continues to fall across Great Britain, continuing the trend of the past two years. ONS headline figures are now: EMPLOYMENT: UNEMPLOYMENT: ECONOMICALLY INATIVE: There are 8.78m people aged 16 – 64 who are out of work but not seeking […]

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Our Director is interviewed by the REC

Check out our Directors recent interview for the Institute of Recruitment Professional’s ‘Recruitment Matters’ magazine. The full article can be found on page 7 of their online magazine.  

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