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Business confidence at highest level since start of pandemic
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Business confidence at highest level since start of pandemic

Lloyds Bank: ‘It’s been a year since the first lockdown and the surge in confidence this month tells us firms are increasingly confident about economic recovery’.

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Hiring confidence on the rise
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Hiring confidence on the rise

REC: ‘Recruiters report that this latest lockdown has been much less damaging than many feared back in January’.

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More clarity needed on vaccination certificates for flexible workers
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

More clarity needed on vaccination certificates for flexible workers

APSCo: ‘There is an urgent requirement for the Health and Safety Executive to take a much more proactive role in advising the recruitment sector and all users of flexible labour, the self-employed and the gig economy, in terms of leadership, policy and guidance’.

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Concerns that umbrella workers aren’t receiving fair holiday pay
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Concerns that umbrella workers aren’t receiving fair holiday pay

IPSE: ‘We are deeply concerned by reports that umbrella workers may not be receiving their full entitlement to holiday pay’.

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660,000 people have left the self-employed sector in the last year
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

660,000 people have left the self-employed sector in the last year

IPSE: ‘The pandemic has had a disproportionately damaging impact on the self-employed sector in the last year, with one in eight being driven out – into employment or out of work altogether – and many more struggling with severe financial loss’.

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Uber changes highlight the complexity of worker classification
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Uber changes highlight the complexity of worker classification

Guidant Global: ‘While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, the Uber ruling is likely to be the first of many challenges that we’ll see to the structure of the gig economy.

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Recovery in February driven by global demand for UK technology
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Recovery in February driven by global demand for UK technology

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking: ‘It is encouraging to see a rising number of UK sectors register output growth in February, despite the challenging lockdown conditions’.

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Job postings remained stable through lockdown
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Job postings remained stable through lockdown

REC: ‘We should start to see hiring activity bounce back in the coming months as more people are vaccinated and restrictions are lifted’.

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