Category: Contractors

Firms struggling to fill staffing gaps

APSCo: ‘While we are seeing job numbers falling, businesses are still struggling to recruit as was made abundantly clear in the Chancellor’s Budget announcement’.

Spring Budget 2023

On Wednesday 15th March 2023, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered a ‘Budget for Growth’ that focused on boosting the economy and encouraging people to return to work.

Gender pension gap up for 35-year-olds compared to previous year

Aviva: ‘This suggests a clear line in the sand around the age that women are often making milestone career and childcare decisions and considering opting to work part-time’.

Self-employed feel ‘overlooked’ after Spring Budget announcement

IPSE: ‘Addressing the devastating IR35 rules, raising the VAT threshold and increasing the trading allowance would have sent a clear signal that the government values self-employed workers and needs them to drive growth’.

NHS in need of a full workforce strategy, says REC

REC: ‘In addition to an NAO investigation, what we desperately need now is a full and comprehensive workforce strategy for the entire NHS – it has been promised for some time now and is long overdue’.

Economic uncertainty drives contractor hiring

REC: ‘Temporary staffing ensures firms can continue to provide goods and services, and people can grow their careers – even when the economic outlook is unclear’.

Number of new job ads hit high level

REC: ‘Employers are still looking to hire, even in a slower economy. In part, that is driven by shortages – but it is also likely to be a reaction to a stronger-than-expected start to the year’.

Cost-of-living crisis forces one in five young adults to move back home

Three-quarters of parents and guardians would welcome their children home with open arms if they were struggling financially.


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