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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.

Contractor pay on the rise despite uncertainty
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Contractor pay on the rise despite uncertainty

The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Report on Jobs has revealed a mixed bag for both contractors and permanent workers.

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Job growth remains strong in the Midlands
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Job growth remains strong in the Midlands

Professional job availability is booming across the Midlands, with Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester creating plenty of opportunities.

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LinkedIn continues to roll out its pop-up pub
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

LinkedIn continues to roll out its pop-up pub

After launching a successful pop-up experience in London earlier in the year, the LinkedIn pub is doing the rounds again.

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Contractors blame government for drop in earnings
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Contractors blame government for drop in earnings

Many self-employed workers are blaming the government’s fiscal policy for the reason behind a drop in earnings.

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IPSE concerned by IR35 research
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

IPSE concerned by IR35 research

With the IR35 consultation closing at the end of May, research covering the legislation has revealed worrying results.

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Female contractors driving the UK’s self-employed revolution
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Female contractors driving the UK’s self-employed revolution

The significant rise in highly-skilled female contractors over the last decade has taken the number of senior-level women contracting in the UK to 863,000.

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UK has high ‘always-on work’ culture
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

UK has high ‘always-on work’ culture

As many as 72.4% of Brits reply to work-related emails or make work-related calls during their free time.

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IPSE joins mortgage firm to help self-employed
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

IPSE joins mortgage firm to help self-employed

Although it isn’t impossible, many self-employed workers can find it more difficult to obtain a mortgage.

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