Umbrella standards site continues to growJust 4 months after its launch, All Umbrella Companies Are Equal - a site aimed at increasing levels of compliance throughout the contracting industry - says it now has 31 members who have committed to … [more]
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Interim managers confident about the futureThe latest poll from the Interim Management Association (IMA) shows that the vast majority of contract interims feel optimistic about the future, Just under three quarters of respondents said they felt … [more]
Leading umbrella expert praises HMRC's guide to spotting tax avoidance schemesLisa Keeble, MD of Contractor Umbrella Limited, and founder of All Umbrella Companies Are Equal - a new site aimed at promoting best practice within the umbrella … [more]
A new survey, carried out by the UK's leading contractor accountancy firm, suggests that IT contractors are a happy bunch, with almost three quarters of respondents reporting a better work/life balance since they left the world of permanent … [more]
Firm calls on Government to clean up umbrella company marketThe UK's leading umbrella company, Parasol, has urged the Government to clamp down on "unethical and offshore" umbrella schemes by creating a regulatory body which is independent of the … [more]
Demand for contractors / agency staff 'steady'According to the latest REC JobsOutlook, 37% of employers polled said they plan to increase the number of agency staff / contractors they hire over the next quarter. 55% expect to maintain current … [more]
New 'GAAR' may put an end to contractor tax avoidance schemesThe 'General Anti Abuse Rule' (GAAR) becomes law on 17th July, as part of the Finance Bill 2013 which is due to receive Royal Assent.These controversial new rules mean that any … [more]
The latest REC Report on Jobs, which uses a wide range of recruitment agency data to determine the current health of the jobs market, suggests that the demand for IT contractors has reached its highest level in over 2 years. This demand has risen … [more]
Are you a public sector IT contractor?Contractors' group, PCG, has launched a new survey to establish how public sector contractors have coped with new departmental engagement rules, which obligates contractors to prove that they are 'meeting … [more]
Permanent IT demand suffers big fall, but contracting resilientThe latest job market data from APSCo shows that the permanent IT recruitment market is "suffering badly".According to the recruitment body, the number of permanent IT workers … [more]