Category: recruiters

Engineering Sector Seeking More Contract Workers

A recent report by accountants KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation has determined that, despite the recession, there is still a healthy demand for contractors and freelancers. They identified a particularly high requirement for flexible workers in the Engineering Sector which will give increased opportunities for skilled umbrella company contractors who work in this Read More…

Umbrella Contractors In Demand

ECI have recently published the results of their Growth Survey, which looked into the expansion plans of  small and medium sized businesses for the next 12 months, and it revealed that 75% are looking to increase their workforce, with half prediciting profit growth of 16% or more. It is likely that many of these additional Read More…

Increased Demand for IT Contractors following Vickers Report

It is believed that the Independent Commission on Banking Report, published by Sir John Vickers, is likely to trigger a rethink amongst the banks on their IT strategies. Major regulatory reform will inevitably lead to big changes within IT systems, which will require additional investment in the skills of top UK IT Contractors. Laurie Boyall, Read More…

Self-Assessment – New Penalties from HMR&C

HM Revenue and Customs have introduced new penalties which will affect Limited Company Contractors who do not file their self-assessment forms on time or are late paying the tax due; the changes come into force for all 2010/2011 returns and all those thereafter. The new penalties are as follows: an initital £100 fixed penalty which Read More…

IT Contractor Jobs Saved

Hewlett Packard's plan to move hundreds of IT jobs to India have been abandoned  following pressure from unions.The work involves record maintenance for the Department of Work and Pensions and the proposal was to move jobs from sites in Newcastle, Lytham and Sheffield to Bangalore The union has said its members have "forced" the government Read More…

High Risk Avoidance Scheme Alert

HMR&C published ‘Spotlights' on 23rd August 2011 to help identify high risk avoidance schemes. The publication will help individuals avoid signing up with Umbrella Companies that operate disguised remuneration schemes. More information can be found

BN66 Appeals Rejected

Appeals against the retrospective nature of BN66 have been rejected. For full details visit

Landmark IR35 case – Autoclenz Ltd Vs. Belcher & Others

A landmark IR35 case that confirms a contract written to fall outside of IR35, when the working practises puts them inside the scope, isn't worth the paper it's written on. Our blog has been updated with the full details –


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