In Budget 2014, the Chancellor announced a range of new, tough measures which should remove any remaining temptation from IT contractors who may have considered using an 'alternative' tax vehicle through which to process their earnings. To date, … [more]
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Barclays contractors face 10% rate cut Contractors working for Barclays in the UK and US have been told to accept a 10% contract rate cut, or have their contracts terminated. According to industry sources, the new rates will come into force … [more]
Contractor attitudes survey - latest edition released The latest SJD Accountancy 'Contractor Attitudes' survey has been released, based on the views and opinions of 1,000 limited company contractors recorded during the second half of 2013. Some … [more]
City IT Contractors enjoy 13% rate rise as recovery continues The 2014 edition of the Robert Walters Salary Survey shows that IT contractors working within the financial services sector are once again in high demand, following several tough … [more]
90% of UK CIOs say finding quality IT staff is a challenge New research from Robert Half Technology suggests the vast majority of the UK's IT bosses are concerned about finding the right technology professionals to meet the predicted boom in IT … [more]
Skills shortages may push up hourly contract rates The latest REC/KPMG Report on Jobs shows that the demand for engineering personnel has soared in recent months. Engineers are now the most 'in demand' type of worker, and the overall demand for … [more]
BBC presenters may be forced to abandon limited companies, and take 25% pay cut According to newspaper reports published over the past two weeks, the BBC may soon force some of its leading names to join the Corporation's payroll, having allowed … [more]
As the director of a Limited company you must perform a number of legal and financial duties, these responsibilities may seem onerous at time, but the consequences for any breaches are serious. With risks including financial penalties, … [more]
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]
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]