Employers turning to contractors to fill roles
REC: ‘In the face of high levels of uncertainty and labour shortages, it is no surprise that temporary workers are playing a bigger role in companies’ plans. Our world-leading temporary work market remains vital to many companies’.
Freezing temperatures cause UK professionals to change working patterns
CV-Library: ‘These results reflect not only the impact the weather has on the UK workforce, but how the cost-of-living crisis and mental health have also become key factors within modern working practices’.
Specialist skills in high demand
Totaljobs: ‘While there might be signs of a slowdown, the pull for top talent means the market will remain tight. The impact of an impending economic slump will look very different to 2008’.
More tax avoidance schemes named by HMRC
HMRC: ‘Anyone who thinks they may be involved in a tax avoidance scheme, or have been approached by a scheme promoter, should contact us as soon as possible to get help’.
UK jobs market remains robust
REC: ‘January is often a time when employees look for a new role, so it is reassuring to see plenty of options out there for people looking to build their career and raise their wages’.
Calls for more regulation within the umbrella sector as numbers grow
APSCo: ‘This growth of the flexible workforce does, however, increase the need for elements of the Employment Bill, which has now been shelved, to be reconsidered. In particular, the regulation of the umbrella sector will only become more critical as self-employed levels grow’.
Employers need more forward-thinking approach to wage access
CloudPay: ‘Today, the workforce is waking up to the realisation that they are owed money by their employer and are becoming less willing to wait to be paid as a result’.
Rates of pay slow, but remain strong
REC: ‘Overall activity levels remain high, with vacancies and starting rates of pay still growing. There is also plenty of demand for temporary workers, which is less affected by employer’s long-term confidence’.