Category: umbrella

UK contractors praised by REC following ONS report

Umbrella company contractors and freelancers across the UK have been praised by the REC, with regards to the latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) employment data. The recent Labour Market Statistics, released by the ONS, found that despite the state of the current economic climate, there has been a dramatic rise in the amount of Read More…

Venn Index reveals contractor hiring is ‘faring very well’

A recent report has revealed excellent news for umbrella company contractors and freelancers across the UK, as the market has been reported to be faring surprisingly well despite the current economic climate. The Venn Group’s report has announced its latest results from the quarterly survey and has found that although hiring levels have decreased by Read More…

IT contractor’s benefit from confident technology firms

Umbrella company contractors working in the IT sector, will be pleased to hear that despite government concerns of a stagnant economy, UK technology companies are still planning to expand and recruit over the next six months. The survey, which was carried out by IT industry body, Intellect, polled 86 senior executives from IT companies across Read More…

Survey reveals contractors in the oil & gas sector remain confident

The recent Oil & Gas Business Confidence Index has revealed that high levels of job opportunities for umbrella company contractors and freelancers, has continued into the second quarter of the year. Some of the key findings from the UK’s oil and gas sector report, were that overall, the Oil & Gas UK index measured 65, Read More…

Fall in permanent job market may benefit umbrella company contractors

Umbrella service contractors could see themselves in demand due to a recent report, which has found that there were lower permanent placements in Scotland last month. The latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, revealed good news for umbrella company contractors, as it found that 31 per cent of recruitment agencies reported a decline in Read More…

UK contracting community increases by 12%

A recent independent study has revealed that the number of umbrella company contractors and freelancers in the UK has recently increased by 12 per cent. The report, carried out by Kingston University on behalf of the Professional Contractors Group (PCG), found that a lot more businesses across the UK are choosing to hire contractors. Umbrella Read More…

Contractors rate freedom and flexibility more important than money

A new study has revealed that umbrella company contractors and freelancers consider having greater freedom and flexibility, much more important than the amount of money they earn. The report, carried out by marketing and PR recruitment firm Major Players, surveyed 1,000 creative, design and marketing contractors and found that forty-two per cent of the respondents Read More…

Contractors may benefit from £4.5bn train investment

Good news for umbrella company contractors working in the construction industry, as Transport Secretary Justine Greening has announced a new train investment. The Government has approved the £4.5 billion contract, which will be used to supply Britain with the next generation of intercity trains. More than 900 jobs are expected to be created as a Read More…

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