BBC presenters may be forced to abandon limited companies, and take 25% pay cutAccording 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]
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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 2014The 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 APSCoAPSCo, 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 highThe 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 inIt'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 capacityThis 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 dayThe 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]
Surge in number of IR35 investigations since April 2012The 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 DayNFD 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]