HMRC update their CEST tool for Contractors

HMRC have refined their online ‘Check Employment Status for Tax’ tool this week, in preparation for the private sector IR35 reforms in April, adding/updating about 30-40 questions. However, many experts remain concerned that it still doesn’t accurately reflect recent test cases, questioning whether it’s truly fit for purpose.

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Mental Health Tips for Contractors

As we approach the end of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, we’ve been reflecting on how work can be a contributing factor to mental health issues, especially for our freelance contractor community. Most of us spend more time at work than with our families, so work-related stressors are a major cause of mental […]

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Recruitment and Employment Confederation Compliance Test – 100% Once Again

For the 8th year running, we are proud to have again scored 100% on the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Compliance Test. The test covers “key industry legislation and in particular the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations, and the REC Code of Professional Practice”, going beyond statutory legal requirements.

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Celebrating 30 Years of the World Wide Web

As the internet turns 30 we salute Tim Berners-Lee – not only for what he achieved all those years ago but also for what he is yet to do, in returning the internet to “a free, open, creative space — for everyone”. Read more here.

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International Women’s Day 2019

Happy International Women’s Day 2019 from all of us at Technology Resourcing.   This years’ theme, a Balanced World is a Better World, holds true. We still have a way to go within the STEM fields, where there is a noticed gender disparity. Last year, according to the WISE campaign, only 22% of the workforce […]

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Monthly Guildford Silicon Drinkabout

For all those involved in the tech world in Guildford, we hope to see you all at the monthly Silicon Drinkabout tomorrow night, the 7th of March 2019, kicking off from 6.30pm. In celebration of International Women’s Day, it’s being hosted in a special location: Guildford’s very own Speakeasy Bar, the Tudor Antiques.

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Christmas Payroll Deadlines & Opening Hours job

Payroll deadlines: With the Christmas and New Year’s approaching and the accompanying bank closures, we have amended our timesheet deadline. For your timesheet for the week ending the 23rd of December, please ensure your timesheet is approved no later than 10am, Friday 21st of December, so as to receive payment on the 28th of December […]

Highways England announces £8.7bn of contract awards

Highways England today revealed the 13 contractors who have won a total of £8.7bn of contracts, spread across 18 work packages. The list is headed by Balfour Beatty, Costain, Galliford Try, Taylor Woodrow, Skanksa, Bam Nuttall & Kier who share the largest packages of work – Lots 4-8, where each work package exceeds £100m.

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HMRC Contractor Loan Scheme Warning

If an umbrella company scheme looks too good to be true, it probably is. Beware, if you’re working through an umbrella company that utilises a contractor loan scheme, the HMRC may be looking at you. Following the ASA ruling this year that determined an umbrella company that was offering this type of scheme misled by […]

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Delay from planning approval to construction widens and it’s not just down to land banking job

We’re well aware of the increasing time taken to get from initial planning approval to actually starting construction, despite the planning process being made easier, but the primary reason may not be ‘land banking’ as many believe. Research from Glenigan’s now shows the biggest delay is not in the housing or commercial sectors, but rather […]