Category: public sector

UK healthcare sector increasing job opportunities

Umbrella company contractors working within the healthcare sector will be pleased to hear that job opportunities are currently on the rise. Latest findings from Indeed.com have revealed that both the healthcare and hospitality sectors are in high demand, with the number of jobs increasing by over a third over the last year. The healthcare sector Read More…

Financial services contractors could find themselves in high demand

Umbrella company contractors working in the financial services sector could very well benefit from UK businesses’ fears of losing employees to the baby boomer generation. According to findings from Robert Half Management Resources, more than two thirds (69%) of employers are concerned about the baby boomer generation – employees born between 1946 and 1964 – Read More…

Expert warns self-employed drivers and construction workers to check they are eligible to use certain schemes.

A contractor financial services specialist has said that many drivers and construction workers who are self-employed could unknowingly be using schemes that they are not eligible for. According to Outsauce, self-employed individuals working in the driving and construction sectors should seek professional advice and an expert independent review of their working arrangements, to confirm that Read More…

IT contractors being called upon by schools to help with changing systems

IT contractors could find themselves in high demand as a new report has shown that national curriculum changes have resulted in new systems needing embedding. According to findings from Giant Group, more IT contractors are being hired by schools in order to help embed the new systems and programmes, as well as upgrading existing ones Read More…

The importance of the self-employed to the economy has never been greater than it is today, says IPSE.

Commenting on Scotland’s recent ‘No thanks’ vote, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (ISPE) have called on politicians to say ‘yes’ to self-employed. Simon McVicker, Director of Policy and External Affairs at IPSE, said, “The political engagement and the subsequent huge turnout in the Scottish Independence Referendum was inspiring to all of us Read More…

Compliance Rules

Article from the September Edition of Global Recruiter; Simon Kent investigates how recruiters are reacting to industry regulations with contributions from our very own Lisa Keeble. Extract: "The main problem for recruiters when it comes to compliance, is and always has been, the bureaucratic theoreticians are completely divorced from the realities of the industry," says Read More…

New campus to help young people with careers in engineering and manufacturing

Young people looking to train and join the engineering and manufacturing industry will be interested to learn that there will be a new dedicated campus created. Growth Minister Penny Mordaunt made the announcement earlier this month that 900 young people will now be able to pursue their dream careers in engineering and manufacturing at a Read More…

Scottish temp billings increase at fastest rate in three years

Recent findings from the Bank of Scotland’s Report on Jobs have revealed great news for umbrella company contractors and freelancers working north of the border. Figures show that Scotland’s labour market continued to go from strength to strength in August, with the latest report indicating further marked gains in placements during the month, as well Read More…

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