Category: public sector

Further job creation reported in manufacturing sector

Umbrella company contractors working in the manufacturing industry will be pleased to hear that due to a significant growth rate within the sector, job creation has risen. The latest Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index revealed that February saw the rate of expansion in manufacturing production accelerate for the third month running to its highest Read More…

Talent shortages could benefit umbrella company contractors

Findings from specialist recruiter Robert Walters has revealed that many businesses across the UK are being affected by severe talent shortages, something that could very well benefit contractors. Seventy-two per cent of UK businesses have been affected by talent shortages, which has in turn resulted in decreased productivity for 18% of firms. According to the Read More…

Contractor demand on the rise

The latest Report on Jobs data has revealed great news for the UK’s jobs market as a whole, as well as positive results for those in self-employment, showing a rise in demand for all monitored contractor sectors. The most recent Report on Jobs, carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, shows Read More…

Compliance contractors could benefit from banking sectors

Compliance contractors within the banking sector could very well find themselves in high demand, according to a specialist compliance recruiter. Duncan Jeffery, a specialist compliance recruiter at search firm Compliance Professionals, believes that compliance departments face months of uncertainty due to ‘the major banks reportedly all taking different approaches in their ring-fencing strategies – and Read More…

CIS Workers, Umbrella Companies and the Onshore Intermediaries Legislation

On the 6th April 2014, legislation was recently introduced to stop what’s referred to as ‘false self-employment’. This has affected thousands of people who used to work through CIS whereby they worked as a sole trader whilst relying on an agency to find them the work. This means that they will have paid income tax Read More…

Construction skills in high demand

Umbrella company contractors and freelancers working in construction and other associated industries will be pleased to hear that opportunities have risen considerably over the last 12 months. Latest research from Giant Group has revealed that job roles within architecture, building services and civil & structural engineering have all seen significant growth year-on-year. High-cost projects, such Read More…

UK construction industry in need of more skilled workers

Umbrella company contractors working in the construction industry will be pleased to hear that the UK is in need of more skilled workers within the sector. A report published by KPMG has revealed that by the end of 2016, ‘spades will be in the ground in over 80% of the projects in the UK Government Read More…

UK sees significant growth in jobs market

A report carried out by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has shown that jobs growth within the UK is continuing to thrive. Other official figures also reveal that in 2014, the UK was the G7’s strongest growing economy, with GDP rising by 2.6% – this is the healthiest increase seen in nearly eight Read More…

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