Engineering rates of pay rise due to skills shortages
APSCo: ‘We’ve seen demand for engineering professionals increase steadily since June having gone through peaks and troughs in the first half of the year. Pay has also increased consistently as this demand for talent grows’.
Skills shortages driving construction salaries up
APSCo: ‘It’s crucial that the government enacts policies that will bring stability for workers, including revising policies to better recognise and support the unique needs of the highly skilled contractor labour market’.
Active job postings remain stable
REC: ‘While the data fluctuates from week to week, new jobs postings have averaged about the same level through the year, suggesting a pattern of strong and stable demand’.
More clarity needed with umbrella contractors and new flexible working legislation
APSCo: ‘If umbrella companies, recruiters and clients have to consider an unexpected flexible working request on day one of an agency worker contract, it would have a financial and time impact on all parties and could potentially disincentive clients from using temporary workers’.
HMRC names another umbrella company as tax avoidance scheme
IWORK: ‘I can see the temptation for people to join a scheme – some do so knowingly – but all too often they are hard-working people duped into it because they need the money. These schemes must be stamped out’.
Thousands of families saved on childcare costs in September
HMRC: ‘We know childcare can be expensive so using Tax-Free Childcare can make a huge difference to household finances’.
New HMRC app can help to save time for seasonal workers
HMRC: ‘Christmas is busy enough – especially if you have taken on a seasonal job – so anything which can save you time is to be welcomed’.
Many older workers returning to work
CV-Library: ‘With many vacancies still unfilled it’s great news that a significant number of experienced workers are planning on returning to work’.