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Many young people prefer human recruiters over technology

Despite technology continuing to evolve and becoming more a part of our lives than ever, a new survey has revealed that young people still prefer a human touch when applying for roles. The survey, compiled by The 5% Club and Schneider Electric UK, questioned 1,000 young people and their employers, finding that 52% believe that Read More…

Call for ‘aggressive’ attack on NHS workforce issues

Latest research has shown worrying findings, with NHS workforce shortages having a direct impact on patient care and staff experience. The report, compiled by leading think-tanks The King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation, suggests that more than 30,000 extra nurses and almost 3,000 GPs are currently needed. This will rise to nearly 70,000 nurses Read More…

Manufacturing roles on the up despite Brexit concerns

Although Brexit preparations remain a concern, latest findings reveal that UK manufacturing output improved during March. The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), shows overall positive results for the sector, with trends in output, new orders and employment strengthening. Companies indicated that future output growth may be constrained, however, 46% of survey respondents Read More…

HMRC wins legal case over tax avoidance scheme promoter

HMRC has won a legal case over tax avoidance scheme promoter Hyrax Resourcing Ltd, which will result in the tax body being able to collect over £40 million in unpaid taxes. Hyrax Resourcing Ltd will now need to release details of their tax avoidance scheme to HMRC, as well as names and addresses of the Read More…

Lorraine Kelly IR35 victory shows HMRC ‘in the dark’ about its own legislation, says IPSE

The high profile case involving Lorraine Kelly’s successful tax tribunal victory over IR35 shows that HMRC doesn’t understand its own tax legislation, says the IPSE. Presenter Lorraine Kelly won her case against the HMRC tax bill of £1.2 million for her ITV breakfast show between September 2012 and July 2017. Interestingly, it’s the fourth of Read More…

UK sees record employment figures

Latest Office for National Statistics data has revealed that the UK’s record jobs market continued into 2019 with 473,000 more people in work compared to last year. According to the report, the number of contract/temp workers increased slightly by 0.2% year-on-year to a total of 1.55 million. Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) chief executive Neil Read More…

Number of female contractors on the rise

A recent report has revealed that the number of self-employed women has grown significantly over the last 11 years. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) welcome this latest data, but warns that the government need to recognise the importance of this sector to women and many others, and therefore do more to Read More…

Contractors need real certainty on Brexit, says IPSE

Following the recent Parliamentary vote opposing a no-deal Brexit, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) welcomes this decision. However, the self-employed body warns that contractors and businesses need a clear exit plan and more certainty from the government. Andy Chamberlain, IPSE’s Deputy Director of Policy, explained, “Last night’s commitment not to leave the Read More…

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