Category: Contractors

UK vacancies surpass one million

APSCo: ‘While the government has pledged to support skills development in the UK on a longer-term basis, there is a need for more immediate action’.

Tax hike could cause unemployment to rise by 50,000

FSB: ‘Taxing the small business owners and freelancers who serve our local economies, and who have endured a terrible 18 months, just at the moment when they’re trying to get back on their feet will undoubtedly stifle efforts to recruit, retain and reskill over the critical years ahead’.

Students urged to be wary of tax scams

HMRC: ‘Students, who will have had little or no interaction with the tax system might be tricked into clicking on links in such emails or texts’.

Tax hike could impact umbrella and PAYE agency worker costs, warns APSCo

APSCo: ‘With 1.25% payable by both worker and employer – 2.5% in total – this will only serve to drive umbrella and PAYE agency worker costs up’.

Demand for workers remains high

REC: ‘Demand for workers remains very high across the economy and shows no signs of weakening’.

UK business confidence at four-year high

Lloyds Bank: ‘This confidence is driven by the continued success of the vaccine rollout, the removal of lockdown restrictions and adjustments to self-isolation rules’.

HMRC urging parents and carers not to miss out on Tax-Free Childcare

In June, as many as 308,000 families across the country benefitted from using Tax-Free Childcare, but HMRC says that thousands are missing out.

Hiring intentions remain high

REC: ‘Hiring businesses need to reassess their plans to make sure they can source the people they need over the months and years to come. That means the right mix of new mid-career hires, temporary staff and trainees or apprentices’.


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