Category: public sector

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…

Flexible workforce is now ‘the new normal’ says APSCo

Latest research carried out by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has revealed positive news about the UK’s flexible workforce. According to APSCo’s recent findings, both contract and temporary roles have remained strong across the professional staffing market, with opportunities up by 7.7% across the board. Figures show that contract vacancies have increased year Read More…

Self employment has been crucial to the economic recovery’ says IPSE

Umbrella company contractors will be interested to hear that figures from the latest ONS Labour Market Statistics have been released, and have shown great news for the contracting community. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) welcomed the latest ONS figures, which were released last week, as the survey revealed that there Read More…

IT contractors could benefit from new technology projects

A recent survey has revealed that more UK companies plan to increase the number of IT jobs and technology professionals that they hire during the first half of 2015. According to research carried out by IT recruiter Robert Half, more than a third of UK companies will look to expand their IT workforce over the Read More…

More financial professionals drawn to self-employment by better rates

A new survey has found that many of the UK’s finance professionals decided to join the contracting sector, due to the opportunity of being able to potentially earn higher rates of pay. Latest research carried out by Giant Group revealed that the number of finance contractors going into self-employment because of higher income, has doubled Read More…

Self-employed ambassador ‘saddened’ by Labour’s response to growing contractor numbers

Umbrella company contractors will be aware of the recent announcement made during National Freelancers Week, whereby David Morris MP was revealed as the UK’s first ever self-employed ambassador. However, Mr Morris, who will be representing the UK’s ever-growing contracting community, was ‘saddened’ by the Labour Party’s failure to recognise the importance of the self-employed to Read More…

Construction industry sees sharp rise in incoming new work

Umbrella company contractors working in the construction industry will be pleased to learn that the sector has seen the sharpest expansion of activity for four months. As a result of this, further job creation was seen across the construction sector during February. The Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index also revealed that sub-contractor usage rose Read More…

Majority of employers say contractors can earn more or the same as permanent workers

A recent survey carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has revealed that the majority of UK employers believe that contractors are in the position to earn more or the same as their permanent counterparts. According to the REC’s findings in its JobsOutlook report, 36% of the employers surveyed said that temporary/contract workers Read More…

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