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Keep up to date with all the latest contractor news. We have written everything in plain English, so there’s no need to go to the overly complex HMRC website to learn about any tax and accountancy related updates.

Cost-of-living crisis holding first-time buyers back
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Cost-of-living crisis holding first-time buyers back

Aviva: Despite resilient housing market activity, it now appears rising mortgage rates are dissuading many from taking that important first step onto the property ladder. In years to come, this will have a knock-on effect for younger people today’.

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Many older workers returning to work
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

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’.

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Hiring activity remains at high level
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Hiring activity remains at high level

REC: ‘Despite increased levels of employer caution, vacancies are still at historically high levels - it is still a good time to be looking for work’.

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Employer pay awards hit new highs
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Employer pay awards hit new highs

CIPD: ‘Pay awards are expected to rise by the highest amount we’ve seen in our survey for ten years but it’s being outpaced by rising prices. Rather than feeling the benefit of higher pay, most will face a real-terms pay cut’.

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Demand for admin, HR and office support roles
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Demand for admin, HR and office support roles

Robert Half: ‘Admin, HR and office support staff have a critical role to play in keeping businesses running, but our data suggests that the current hiring landscape is making recruitment across these roles difficult’.

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Autumn Statement shows the hard work that needs to be done
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Autumn Statement shows the hard work that needs to be done

REC: ‘The Autumn Statement was rooted in the reality of the country’s economic position - that alone is a step on from earlier in the Autumn. The need for growth is obvious’.

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Contractor pay being driven by demand
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Contractor pay being driven by demand

APSCo: ‘With talent in increasingly short supply since Brexit and Covid, temporary staff have been hugely valuable in filling gaps’.

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Majority of employees unhappy with office environment
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Majority of employees unhappy with office environment

Unispace: ‘Pre-pandemic, employers were already competing with each other about who could offer the best amenities for their employees. Today’s workforce is looking for even more’.

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