Category: umbrella

Lockdown delay ‘another sharp blow’ to self-employed, says IPSE

IPSE: ‘We are urging government to introduce a sectoral support and stimulus package to protect the most affected sectors: to support them through the continuing restrictions and also enable them to get back on their feet quickly when the economy re-opens’.

Contractor rates of pay hit a near two-year high

REC: ‘We now have a consistent picture over the past few months to show that confidence is growing and hiring plans are in motion’.

Hospitality and retail experience high demand

Broadbean Technology: ‘As the re-opening of the UK economy continues, the impact on the labour market has been almost immediate with jobs in hospitality and retail recovering to pre-Covid levels.’

Tax credit scam warning

HMRC: ‘We’re urging all of our customers to be really careful if they are contacted out of the blue by someone asking for money or bank details’.

Government urged to introduce regulations to protect umbrella company contractors

LITRG: ‘Regulation would drive away those umbrella companies that do not respect employment law, which will help protect lower paid agency workers who are vulnerable to exploitation’.

More jobseekers looking to start new career in social care

Totaljobs: ‘Social care providers can make the most of this new interest by consciously tackling misconceptions of the industry and speaking to the needs of young people in particular’.

Number of UK self-employed increased slightly

IPSE: ‘This first month-on-month increase in freelancer numbers in over a year is cause for cautious optimism’.

Significant demand for IT professionals

APSCo: ‘The fact that IT vacancies have performed so well is incredibly encouraging and reflective of the huge move to remote working over the last year’.

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