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Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Large oil project in the North of England is great news for umbrella contractors

There was more good news this week for umbrella contractors who work in the oil industry, especially those based in the North of England, as a large oil drilling project has been given the go-ahead. The work, which will take place between the villages of Walkington and Bishop Burton, will involve drilling one and a

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Finance sector business volumes to reach mid 2007 levels this quarter

A new survey this week indicates that umbrella contractors who work in the financial services sector can be optimistic for 2012 – with UK business volumes forecast to reach their highest levels since June 2007 by the end of the first quarter. The 89th financial services survey, which was conducted by Confederation of British Industry

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Umbrella contractors in Scottish IT and engineering sector are well set for 2012

There was cause for cheer for our Scottish clients this week in light of the December Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs – which clearly shows that umbrella contractors working in IT and engineering have nothing to worry about this year. Contractors who operate through umbrella companies will be heartened by the figures, which show

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Service and engineering sectors are the place to be for umbrella contractors

There was good news for umbrella contractors in the engineering and service sectors this month, as both demonstrated significant growth in the most recent Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Purchasing Managers Index. The engineering sector – which is divided into the three categories of housing, civil engineering and commercial – grew across the

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Shortage of specialist skills provides opportunity for umbrella contractors in 2012

We read with interest the latest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) report which came out this week. According to the report, 75% of UK organisations are experiencing difficulty filling vacancies and 72% stated that this is principally caused by a lack of specialist skills – highlighting a huge opportunity for contractors who work

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Contractor Umbrella Ltd : Best Umbrella Company

Contractor Umbrella Ltd has emerged as outright winners of the ‘Best Umbrella Company’ category in the industry renowned reader’s awards, hosted by ContractorUK, the UK’s largest contractor website. Thousands of visitor’s flock to ContractorUK’s website everyday and they have picked Contractor Umbrella, a previous winner of the award, as the umbrella company that surpasses all

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

UK technology investment is good news for specialist umbrella contractors

Recent comments by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts made exciting reading this week. In a recent speech he announced expansion in the UK’s science and engineering base, which will provide new opportunities for since and technology based umbrella contractors well into the decade! Mr Willetts called for proposals for ‘a new type of university

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

REC JobsOutlook and Technology Sector Group agree on 2012 opportunities

We were very interested to see that the REC’s JobsOutlook figures show that 52% of employers plan to maintain their non-permanent staffing levels, are almost a third of those surveyed are aiming to increase levels – 9% more than the same time last year. Great news for contractors who operate through umbrella companies. Commenting on

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