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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.

Seasonal temps reminded to check they’re being paid National Minimum Wage
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Seasonal temps reminded to check they’re being paid National Minimum Wage

HMRC: ‘We want to ensure that seasonal workers and students are being paid what they are entitled to and, as the economy reopens, help employers if they are unsure of the rules’.

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Greater clarity needed to protect contractors following ‘Freedom Day’
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Greater clarity needed to protect contractors following ‘Freedom Day’

APSCo: ‘There needs to be the acceptance that the world of work has changed and it needs new, more robust regulation and guidance that protects the right workers in the right way, which includes clear safety guidance for the engagement of agency and atypical workers’.

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Temp billings growth hits highest level in 23 years
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Temp billings growth hits highest level in 23 years

REC: ‘The jobs market is improving at the fastest pace we have ever seen, but it is still an unpredictable time’.

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Hundreds and thousands of self-employed could lose Universal Credit payments
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Hundreds and thousands of self-employed could lose Universal Credit payments

IPSE: ‘Even before the pandemic, the Minimum Income Floor was an unfair impediment to struggling self-employed people’.

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Employment opportunities drop for graduates
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Employment opportunities drop for graduates

Broadbean Technology: ‘It is concerning to see that graduate and early careers recruitment is faring considerably worse than other areas of the employment market’.

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Business confidence continues at steady pace
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Business confidence continues at steady pace

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking: ‘A fifth consecutive monthly increase in trading prospects and employment expectations highlights the resilience of UK businesses as they continue to recover from the challenges presented by the pandemic’.

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Higher demand seen for skilled occupations
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Higher demand seen for skilled occupations

REC: ‘Sustained momentum in our jobs market is great news, but vacancies and unemployment don’t just resolve themselves – it takes support to help people find their new role’.

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IPSE warning about gig economy following Deliveroo ruling
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

IPSE warning about gig economy following Deliveroo ruling

IPSE: ‘This ruling shows yet again the untenable mess that prevails in the UK gig economy, where self-employment can only be confirmed through the courts’.

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