Category: recruiters

Self-employed driving record employment levels

Latest Office for National Statistics data revealed that the number of self-employed people rose by 63,000 to 4.84 million in the last quarter of 2018. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) welcome these recent figures and believe that the UK’s strong labour market is being driven by the self-employed. The ONS data Read More…

Many UK businesses look to marketing contractors

Latest findings have revealed that more businesses are turning to external agencies or freelancers for their marketing tasks. Marketing agency surveyed 1,021 UK professionals and found that more than 42% of businesses outsource their marketing jobs instead of running it themselves in-house. According to the report, 32% said that they preferred outsourcing so as Read More…

Many contractors have no confidence in private sector IR35 reforms

A recent survey has revealed that the majority of contractors fear that the private sector won’t be ready for the IR35 reform due to be put into place next year. Qdos questioned 1,400 UK contractors on the subject and found that: – 30% have no confidence in private sector engagers to be ready for the Read More…

Sharp inflation drop welcomed by self-employed

Latest data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed a sharp drop in inflation, news that will be very much welcomed by the self-employed. The figures show that inflation fell to 1.8 per cent – the lowest level in two years. In December, this figure was at 2.1 per cent. Ryan Barnett, Economic Policy Read More…

Over half UK professionals are unhappy in their jobs

A new survey has revealed that over half of UK professionals say that they’re unhappy in their current role. Of the 1,200 workers surveyed by CV-Library, 55.6% say that they’re unhappy in their job, with as many as 42.6% believing that quitting is their best option. The top reasons for their unhappiness include: – Not Read More…

Hermes announcement is ‘not a new deal for the self-employed’, says IPSE

With delivery company Hermes offering 15,000 drivers an opportunity to sign up to a new ‘self-employment plus’ contract, the IPSE has warned that this is not a new deal for the self-employed. The contract would entitle such workers to benefits such as holiday pay, union representation and guaranteed earnings above the National Living Wage. However, Read More…

January sees rise in job roles

Latest statistics show that January saw a significant rise in available job roles, however, skill shortages still remain a concern for many businesses across the UK. The report, carried out by CV-Library, revealed that advertised vacancies grew by 63.8% last month. Applications also saw a rise, increasing by as much as 79% compared to December Read More…

Pension changes

The Government increased the minimum pension contributions that must be paid in to your workplace pension scheme from April 2018 and another increase April 2019.


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