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REC respond to government’s IR35 consultation

The government has released an open consultation, seeking views on how the off-payroll working rules will work from April 2020. With the reform being extended to the private sector, the government says that the consultation ‘seeks to ensure the proposed processes are suitable for the large and diverse private sector as well as engagers in Read More…

Majority of Brits would choose an apprenticeship over a degree

Recent research has revealed that nearly three quarters of Brits would choose the apprenticeship route rather than studying for a degree. The CV-Library study surveyed 1,200 workers and found that just over half (53.4%) believe that an apprenticeship is better for a person’s career. Interestingly, 94.6% of professionals think that apprenticeships might even be helpful Read More…

HMRC warns of landline scams

Those with a landline phone are being urged to be cautious, as a latest scam involves criminals pretending to be the tax authority. Although efforts to crack down on both email and SMS phishing scams is improving, HMRC has said that fraudsters are now turning to more traditional methods of cold-calling publicly available phone numbers Read More…

Many job adverts using sexist language

Latest research has found a high level of sexist gender-coded language present in many job adverts. The data, compiled by Adzuna, revealed that consultancy, property, sales, maintenance and travel industries were the most discouraging towards female jobseekers. Each industry used 50% or more male-biased words in their job ads. The sectors with the most female-biased Read More…

Many Brits would rather reject a dream job than face biggest fear

A recent survey has revealed that over a third of Brits would refuse their dream job if it meant facing their biggest fear. UK jobs board Jobsite surveyed more than 2,000 workers, presenting them with twelve of the most common phobias, asking them to rate their fear from ‘very afraid’ to ‘not at all’. Interestingly, Read More…

Self-employed driving record employment levels

Latest Office for National Statistics data revealed that the number of self-employed people rose by 63,000 to 4.84 million in the last quarter of 2018. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) welcome these recent figures and believe that the UK’s strong labour market is being driven by the self-employed. The ONS data Read More…

Many UK businesses look to marketing contractors

Latest findings have revealed that more businesses are turning to external agencies or freelancers for their marketing tasks. Marketing agency Marketingsignals.com surveyed 1,021 UK professionals and found that more than 42% of businesses outsource their marketing jobs instead of running it themselves in-house. According to the report, 32% said that they preferred outsourcing so as Read More…

Many contractors have no confidence in private sector IR35 reforms

A recent survey has revealed that the majority of contractors fear that the private sector won’t be ready for the IR35 reform due to be put into place next year. Qdos questioned 1,400 UK contractors on the subject and found that: – 30% have no confidence in private sector engagers to be ready for the Read More…

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