Category: Contractors

Temporary billings return to growth

REC: ‘Temporary work is critical in any recovery – businesses turn to temps to help them ramp up and meet demand while the future looks uncertain’.

IR35 private sector delay encouraging employers to ‘get it right this time’

Kingsbridge Group: ‘It is important to remember that even when using HMRC’s own statistics, the vast majority of PSC contractors are, and will remain, genuinely self-employed and therefore “outside” IR35 following the planned reforms’.

More people could survive a year on savings, compared to pre-lockdown

Lockdown has resulted in more UK adults having greater confidence in their own personal financial resilience.

Total job postings reach 1.12 million

REC: ‘The trend of improvement in hiring we are seeing may be slow, but it is sure. As schools re-open and more businesses open up workplaces, we expect to see more adverts as firms change to reflect the new normal’.

Contractors increase opportunity to create more jobs

Research shows that the use of contractors enhances employment growth by improving productivity.

Lack of self-employed support driving down numbers

IPSE: ‘We are already seeing the consequences of the gaps in support in the steep drop in the number of self-employed people last quarter’.

Some job roles see more than 1300% increase in applications

Search Group: ‘We are experiencing more than double the amount of applications to any job we post compared with last year’.

Temporary workers in high demand

Temporary staff are becoming increasingly important to businesses as they try to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

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