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Majority of businesses planning to hire in 2019

A new survey has revealed that employers are planning to increase hiring over the next 12 months. The CV-Library report found that of the 300 hiring professionals surveyed, 72% are looking to increase their hiring efforts, however, as many as 84% admitted that a lack of talent is an issue. Other key challenges cited include Read More…

Number of temporary workers decreases over the year

Latest labour market statistics published by the ONS reveals a low employment rate, however, the number of temporary workers in the UK saw a slight fall. According to the figures, the number of temporary workers decreased by 2.55% – there are now a total of 5.5% in temporary employment, down from 5.7% compared to the Read More…

Hospitality sector booming from Vegan-uary

More job roles are being created within the hospitality sector due to an increase in the number of people following a vegan diet. The report, carried out by the UK’s largest hospitality job board Caterer.com, found that the industry is seeing a significant rise in vegan-specific roles. According to the findings, vegan related jobs within Read More…

Top industries where workers are likely to feel workplace stress

A new report has revealed the top industries where people are most likely to feel stress in the workplace. The CV-Library report surveyed 1,100 workers to determine the causes behind workplace stress and the industries that experience it the most. The top industries include: -Social care (86.4%) – Recruitment (81.8%) – Sales (79.2%) – Accounting Read More…

FCSA Accredited Member

We are delighted to add Contractor Umbrella to its growing list of Accredited Members. FCSA Accreditation demonstrates to freelancers, contractors and recruitment businesses that members are acting both professionally and ethically within the UK tax, employment and regulatory laws.

Inflation drop welcomed but Brexit uncertainty still a concern for contractors

Positive news for the self-employed, as recent ONS data has shown that inflation fell from 2.3 per cent in November to 2.1 per cent in December. These figures have been welcomed by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), but they warn that further Brexit uncertainty after the government’s defeat could harm the Read More…

Majority of CVs contain spelling and grammatical errors

A CV sells you and your skills before you’ve even met a potential client, however, a new survey has revealed that the majority of UK jobseekers have errors in their CV. According to an Adzuna study analysing 20,000 CV’s, more than nine in 10 have either spelling or grammatical mistakes, with only 1,134 being fault Read More…

Contractor Umbrella pass APSCo Intermediary Compliance Review

Contractor Umbrella Compliance Audit 2018 Auditors have undertaken a very thorough audit of Contractor Umbrella which aims to provide you the contractor, agency or end client with the security that the service you will receive and the processes that are undertaken on your behalf are compliant with HMRC. The assessment included a review of detailed Read More…

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