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Self-employed construction workers play a crucial role in the economy

Contractors working within the construction sector will be pleased to hear that self-employed workers in this field are recognised as being a 'crucial and unrivalled role in boosting economic efficiency and productivity in the industry'. This news comes from a new report by the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) and Hudson Contract. According to the findings, Read More…

Self-employed construction workers play a crucial role in the economy

Contractors working within the construction sector will be pleased to hear that self-employed workers in this field are recognised as being a 'crucial and unrivalled role in boosting economic efficiency and productivity in the industry'. This news comes from a new report by the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) and Hudson Contract. According to the findings, Read More…

Number of self-employed mothers has doubled in the last 10 years

With the increased flexibility and positive work-life balance that contracting offers, it's no surprise to learn that a recent survey has revealed that the number of self-employed mothers has doubled since 2008. The report 'Exploring the rise of self-employment in the modern economy', compiled by Kingston University and IPSE, shows that more mothers than ever Read More…

Women-led businesses make a huge contribution to UK economy

After celebrating International Women’s Day this week, a recent report has revealed just how important women are with regards to their role in driving economic growth across the UK. The report, compiled by Founder4Schools (F4S) in partnership with Mortimer Spinks, stated that at the heart of these ‘robust, dynamic and scalable’ businesses across the UK, Read More…

Job creation on the up in manufacturing sector

Umbrella company contractors working within the manufacturing sector will be pleased to learn that UK job creation in the industry is growing. The latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), revealed that despite the upturn in the UK manufacturing sector slowing further during February, employment rose for the 19th consecutive month, with the Read More…

‘Changing attitudes’ to professional support are driving contractor demand

Latest findings have revealed that a growing ‘professional gig economy’ of highly skilled, independent workers is flourishing in both the UK and Europe. According to the data compiled by Source Global Research, published by Odgers Connect, this is being driven by organisations cutting back on core staff and instead relying on outsourced professionals working for Read More…

Self-employed numbers up on last month but down compared to last year

Despite latest data showing that the number of self-employed workers in the UK has seen slight growth in the last month, this figure is less compared to the previous year. Recent Office of National Statistics (ONS) data shows that there are currently 4.78 million self-employed people in the UK. This is up from 4.77 million Read More…

Oversharing online could be harming your future job prospects

Whether you’re an umbrella contractor, freelancer or ‘permie’, oversharing the wrong content on social media could very well be harming your future job prospects. A survey of 1,500 UK parents carried out by AgeChecked, looked at their concerns with regards to their children and how their social media content could have an impact on their Read More…

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