Category: recruiters

Inflation drop welcomed but Brexit uncertainty still a concern for contractors

Positive news for the self-employed, as recent ONS data has shown that inflation fell from 2.3 per cent in November to 2.1 per cent in December. These figures have been welcomed by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), but they warn that further Brexit uncertainty after the government’s defeat could harm the Read More…

Majority of CVs contain spelling and grammatical errors

A CV sells you and your skills before you’ve even met a potential client, however, a new survey has revealed that the majority of UK jobseekers have errors in their CV. According to an Adzuna study analysing 20,000 CV’s, more than nine in 10 have either spelling or grammatical mistakes, with only 1,134 being fault Read More…

UK AI sector booming

Umbrella company contractors working within AI will be pleased to hear that the UK is seeing considerable growth in the sector. As a direct result of this, more hiring within the industry is expected, with demand for these roles having almost tripled over the last three years. According to the findings from Indeed, the UK Read More…

Growth in self-employed keeping unemployment at record lows

Latest ONS figures show that the number of self-employed workers across the UK is at 4.8 million. According to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), although self-employment is down by 22,000 on the same time last year, the overall number remains very close to the last count in January: 4.78 million. As Read More…

FCSA responds to Spring Statement

After the Chancellor announced his first Spring Statement last week, the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) have reacted to the speech. Julia Kermode, FCSA’s chief executive, commented, “The Chancellor told us that today’s Spring Statement would not be a major fiscal event so I am pleased that he has been true to his word. Read More…

Contractor billings growth accelerates

Contractors will be pleased to learn that the latest Report on Jobs revealed positive news for the self-employed sector. The IHS Markit / REC’s (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) findings for February show that contract / temp billings rose at a faster pace midway through the first quarter. Hourly rates of pay also grew considerably and Read More…

A third of jobseekers lie on their CV

Whether you're a contractor, freelancer or 'permie', the majority of us would've told a little white lie on our CV at some point, however, latest findings have shown that many people are telling much bigger lies when it comes to finding work. A survey carried out by job site Aszuna.co.uk, questioned 3,587 people who were Read More…

FCSA responds to employment status victory

With Unite celebrating a victory on behalf of one of its members, the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has said that this example shines a spotlight on the complex issues of employment status. The case involved Unite’s member, pipe fitter Russ Blakely and the dispute of his employment status with employment agency On-Site Recruitment Read More…

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