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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.

Government urged to end pension inequality
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Government urged to end pension inequality

LITRG: ‘Action must be taken to ensure all low-income workers get a government contribution to their pension. Currently an estimated 1.5 to 1.75 million people miss out – three-quarters of whom are women.’

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Recruitment activity up as economy re-opens
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Recruitment activity up as economy re-opens

REC: ‘Given the scale of falls in demand during the lockdown, we would expect a return to positive territory at this stage as demand for staff recovers’.

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Contractor Umbrella shortlisted for Contracting Awards 2020
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Contractor Umbrella shortlisted for Contracting Awards 2020

Contractor Umbrella have been shortlisted for the Best Umbrella Company (under 1,499 clients) award.

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Universities urged to warn students of latest tax scams
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Universities urged to warn students of latest tax scams

HMRC has written to universities, through Universities UK, asking them to help ensure their students know how to spot a scam.

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Self-employed excluded from government thinking again, says IPSE
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Self-employed excluded from government thinking again, says IPSE

IPSE: ‘Government must not leave the self-employed to fall through the cracks of the ever-growing patchwork of local lockdowns across the UK’.

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Contractors’ earnings see a significant drop due to pandemic
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Contractors’ earnings see a significant drop due to pandemic

IPSE: ‘Freelancers have generally remained more resilient and agile compared to other sectors – and their earnings and confidence in their businesses have generally remained much stronger than their confidence in the economy’.

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Record number of new jobs advertised since lockdown
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Record number of new jobs advertised since lockdown

REC: ‘With cases on the rise again, and changes to work from home advice, we may see further changes in demand in the months to come’.

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Number of vacancies on the up, with the capital seeing biggest rise
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Number of vacancies on the up, with the capital seeing biggest rise

London continues to dominate UK vacancies, with 15% of all jobs advertised hosted in the capital – a 20% increase week-on-week.

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