Category: Contractors

IR35 classifications highlight ‘broken system’, says Engage

On IR35, Engage states: “The simple fact is, lengthy, broken and siloed data collection and storage processes make it unnecessarily difficult to correctly define a workers employment status quickly”.

Employers turn to contractors during economic uncertainty

More employers are turning to contract/temp staff in order to support their businesses while the long-term economic picture is unclear.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Many Brits have taken time off due to work stress

Of those who have experienced stress in the workplace, one in 25 (4%) reported it was so serious that they had to leave a job. This rises to 5% for women and falls to 3% for men.

HMRC’s top tips for staying safe online

HMRC is reminding people that although the security of its systems and customer data is top of its list, everyone needs to stay alert.

Many job adverts using sexist language

Latest research has found a high level of sexist gender-coded language present in many job adverts. The data, compiled by Adzuna, revealed that consultancy, property, sales, maintenance and travel industries were the most discouraging towards female jobseekers. Each industry used 50% or more male-biased words in their job ads. The sectors with the most female-biased Read More…

Many Brits would rather reject a dream job than face biggest fear

A recent survey has revealed that over a third of Brits would refuse their dream job if it meant facing their biggest fear. UK jobs board Jobsite surveyed more than 2,000 workers, presenting them with twelve of the most common phobias, asking them to rate their fear from ‘very afraid’ to ‘not at all’. Interestingly, Read More…

Self-employed driving record employment levels

Latest Office for National Statistics data revealed that the number of self-employed people rose by 63,000 to 4.84 million in the last quarter of 2018. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) welcome these recent figures and believe that the UK’s strong labour market is being driven by the self-employed. The ONS data Read More…

Many UK businesses look to marketing contractors

Latest findings have revealed that more businesses are turning to external agencies or freelancers for their marketing tasks. Marketing agency surveyed 1,021 UK professionals and found that more than 42% of businesses outsource their marketing jobs instead of running it themselves in-house. According to the report, 32% said that they preferred outsourcing so as Read More…