Category: Contractors

Cost-of-living crisis holding first-time buyers back

Aviva: Despite resilient housing market activity, it now appears rising mortgage rates are dissuading many from taking that important first step onto the property ladder. In years to come, this will have a knock-on effect for younger people today’.

Many older workers returning to work

CV-Library: ‘With many vacancies still unfilled it’s great news that a significant number of experienced workers are planning on returning to work’.

Demand for admin, HR and office support roles

Robert Half: ‘Admin, HR and office support staff have a critical role to play in keeping businesses running, but our data suggests that the current hiring landscape is making recruitment across these roles difficult’.

Autumn Statement shows the hard work that needs to be done

REC: ‘The Autumn Statement was rooted in the reality of the country’s economic position – that alone is a step on from earlier in the Autumn. The need for growth is obvious’.

Contractor pay being driven by demand

APSCo: ‘With talent in increasingly short supply since Brexit and Covid, temporary staff have been hugely valuable in filling gaps’.

Calls for a UK skills policy rethink

CIPD: ‘A growing number of graduates are stuck in low-skilled jobs, while employers find it harder to motivate and retain overqualified graduates, undermining workplace productivity’.

Majority of Brits are stressed about retirement finances

Aviva: ‘With a little planning, and simple rules of thumb, you can easily feel more in control of your savings and know if you are on track for the lifestyle you want in your retirement’.

Contractors in high demand

Robert Half: ‘The reliance on the contract market is a natural move that we’d expect to see, but with the upheaval we’ve seen following the roll out of IR35 and Brexit immigration woes, this flexible labour market is already limited’.

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