Category: Contractors

Significant rise in remote job postings

Robert Half: ‘Long-term shifts to remote and hybrid working are creating significant opportunities for businesses and individual workers alike’.

Uber ruling highlights need for employment status review

IPSE: ‘The very fact this case has come to the UK’s Supreme Court shows the UK’s employment law is not working’.

Late tax return deadline date looming

LITRG: ‘If you have not filed your tax return yet, even if there is no tax due or you are able to settle the amount you owe on or before 1st April 2021, we strongly suggest you get your tax return submitted as soon as possible.’

Contractors are working more hours, but on less pay, finds survey

IPSE: ‘These worrying trends are a sign that now more than ever, freelancers need better government support and protection – not the threat of tax rises and damaging structural tax changes’.

Optimism returns to professional recruitment sector

APSCo: ‘It’s incredibly encouraging to see such a healthy uptick in vacancies for both permanent and contract roles month-on-month following the usual seasonal dip in December’.

1 in 3 young people looking to leave the UK to work in another European country

Adecco Workforce Solutions: ‘Even with a Brexit deal and the vaccine rollout underway, the high levels of uncertainty are leading young people in particular to look outside the UK and London for work’.

Schools should furlough supply teachers, suggests DfE

APSCo: ‘Currently, agency worker furlough is a ‘grey’ area, with recruitment businesses being asked to support the NICs and pensions contributions of supply teachers where they are not being paid by schools’.

UK hiring confidence on the up

Recruitment and Employment Confederation: ‘There are still reasons for optimism about 2021 once we move past current lockdowns’.


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