Two-thirds of contractors expect a rate rise in 2014 The latest survey of IT and finance contractors, carried out by service provider giant group, shows growing confidence in the contracting market. According to the poll, 64% of IT contractor … [more]
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Stage set for 2014 jobs recovery, says APSCo APSCo, which represents the UK Professional Staffing industry, says that every sector of the professional jobs market is undergoing an upturn, with salaries on the up, and particularly strong growth in … [more]
Contractor demand reaches 15 year high The latest edition of the REC / KPMG Report on Jobs shows that the UK's jobs market is growing strongly, across all sectors. The report states that the growth in permanent salaries is at its highest rate … [more]
Here are some of the latest contractor-related stories from over the New Year period... Self-Assessment deadline closing in It's that time of year again... If you're a limited company director, or have received additional income upon which tax … [more]
Here are some of the leading contracting stories for our final news roundup before Christmas... Contractors' group supports increased air capacity This week, PCG has added its voice for calls to increase the amount of air capacity available in … [more]
Bank IT security contractors can command up to £1000 per day The latest edition of the Manpower Employment Outlook survey (for the first quarter of 2014) says that there has been a surge in demand for skilled IT people in the finance and business … [more]
Last week, George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement. Here we consider how the Chancellor's 'mini-Budget' will affect the typical IT contractor. Following a recent run of upbeat economic reports, the UK's growth forecasts for the next few … [more]
Surge in number of IR35 investigations since April 2012 The House of Lords Select Committee on Personal Service Companies met on 25th November, and revealed some interesting facts related to the use of limited companies, and the effectiveness of … [more]
National Freelancers Day NFD is taking place today (21st November) - a celebration of all things relating to freelancing, and recognising the contribution contractors and freelancers make to the economy. Earlier this week, The Prime Minister … [more]
BBC clampdown on contractors The Daily Mail reports that the BBC is set to implement a new 'employment test' within weeks, in an attempt to reduce the number of individuals who work for the Corporation via their own limited companies. Although … [more]