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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.

Many Brits abandon job search due to pandemic
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Many Brits abandon job search due to pandemic

Of the 71.5% of those who hadn’t stopped job searching throughout the Covid-19 crisis, just 16.3% said they’ve been able to find a new role during the pandemic.

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Business confidence and hiring intentions improving
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Business confidence and hiring intentions improving

The number of new job adverts in the first week of June reached 112,000, 64% higher than the previous week.

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Thousands of disabled self-employed professionals need more government support
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Thousands of disabled self-employed professionals need more government support

IPSE: ‘Many people who are missing out on government financial support are those who are likely to need it most’.

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Government makes SEISS more flexible for parents
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Government makes SEISS more flexible for parents

The SEISS, which has so far had 2.6m claims, was extended last month, with those eligible able to claim a second, final grant in August.

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Those who have claimed SEISS might not know it’s taxable
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Those who have claimed SEISS might not know it’s taxable

LITRG: ‘Many claimants of SEISS grants might, understandably, use the money as soon as they get it – but they need to think now about budgeting for income tax and National Insurance on it’.

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Vacancies for professional roles sees first rise in three months
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Vacancies for professional roles sees first rise in three months

APSCo: ‘With lockdown restrictions gradually easing and organisations beginning to plan for a return to work, we hope to see this slow steady rise continuing through the summer’.

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Hiring activity across PR, marketing and communications on the up
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Hiring activity across PR, marketing and communications on the up

Broadbean Technology: ‘Despite the on-going economic crisis, it’s encouraging to see businesses still investing in future talent’.

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Number of people applying for contract roles on the up
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Number of people applying for contract roles on the up

The number of people applying for contract and temporary roles is up year-on-year, while fewer candidates are seeking permanent positions.

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