Category: public sector

Contractor hiring expected to rise over the next 12 months

The latest JobsOutlook survey has revealed great news for contractors, with findings showing that more UK businesses are planning to hire over the next 12 months. The recent JobsOutlook survey, carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), surveyed 600 employers from 200 different organisations. The findings revealed that 38% of employers are planning Read More…

Contract vacancies rise by 4% year-on-year

Umbrella company contractors might be interested to hear that contract vacancies are on the rise. Latest findings from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) have revealed that average salaries across all professional sectors remain ‘relatively stable’, increasing by 1.2% year-on-year.  Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo, said, 
“As we predicted earlier this year, uncertainty in Read More…

Political party leaders are looking for the self-employed vote

Umbrella company contractors might be interested to learn that political party leaders are trying to gain the UK's self employed vote, with many setting out plans on how they would support the sector in the next parliament. Speaking exclusively to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE), David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Nicola Read More…

Contractor rates of pay rise at ‘robust pace’

The latest Report on Jobs data has revealed that both demand and rates of pay are on the rise for the UK’s highly skilled contractors. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)/ KPMG report has shown that during March, hourly rates of pay for contract and temporary workers rose significantly. The reason behind this rise in Read More…

IPSE release report to tackle maternity pay and pension reform for the self-employed

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-employed (IPSE) have released a new report discussing pension schemes and maternity pay, with regards to those who are self-employed. According to the recent report, ‘the proposals on pension and maternity pay reform would ensure the UK’s 4.5 million self-employed professionals are treated fairly compared to ‘traditional’ employees Read More…

Labour’s proposal to clampdown on zero-hours could benefit umbrella company contractors

Umbrella company contractors will be interested to hear that it has been claimed that Labour’s proposed clampdown on zero-hour contracts, could very well increase demand for the services of compliant umbrella companies. Labour leader Ed Miliband made the announcement that a Labour government would legislate to give people the right to a ‘regular’ contract, after Read More…

Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs shows contractor demand continues at a steady pace

The latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs has shown that contractor demand remains steady. Despite the fact that some areas have eased slightly, according to findings, the sector is continuing to remain steady – for example, the report, which looks at February’s figures, revealed that hourly rates of pay have remained the same since Read More…

UK oil and gas sector set to create more jobs.

Latest findings from the Bank of Scotland will please contractors working in the oil and gas sector, as despite the fact that oil prices have fallen, the industry is still planning to create additional job opportunities. According to the Bank of Scotland, the ‘UK oil and gas sector is resilient and has plans for future Read More…

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