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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.

Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

IT contractors may benefit from Notion Capital Fund

  IT contractors have yet more good news on the job front, as it has been revealed that due to a new private sector funding, firms specialising in cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) are creating more job opportunities. The government has launched the UK’s eleventh and largest Enterprise Capital Fund called Notion Capital, with the

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

UK firms may need IT contractors’ help with impending new data protection law

Umbrella company IT contractors with web design experience, may be in high demand after a recent report found that 95 per cent of UK organisations are not yet ready for the upcoming EU data protection rules. The research, carried out by KPMG, showed that among the 55 major UK organisations across UK private and public

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Increased employer confidence may benefit contractors

Umbrella company contractors may be pleased to hear that a new survey has revealed hiring confidence is returning amongst UK employers. Although the pace still remains slow, the British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) new Quarterly Economic Survey, shows encouraging results for all areas in job growth in the first-quarter of 2012. The latest BCC survey

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

IT contractors advised to embrace the cloud

IT contractors working through an umbrella company may want to brush up on their skills and knowledge of the cloud, if they want to maintain both a well-paid and heavy workload. This latest suggestion has been announced by Gartner, which is an information technology research and advisory company, giving advice that many umbrella company contractors

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

North-east offshore wind power project could generate job opportunities for contractors

A north-east engineering firm has announced that it will be creating more job opportunities, after a government grant has allowed them to embark on more research into offshore wind technology. Umbrella company contractors with skills in this sector will be pleased to hear that Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN) North Sea Ltd will be creating up

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

IT contractors may see more job opportunities from the finance sector

A recent report has found that financial services companies are being severely affected by cybercrime, which in turn may result in more jobs for those working as umbrella company contractors in the IT industry. The Global Economic Crime Survey, carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers, has revealed that out of the 3,877 financial services respondents from 78

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Umbrella Contractor News: IT contractors see a 2% growth in the industry

IT contractors see a 2% growth in the industry Recent findings have revealed positive news for IT contractors working through umbrella companies, as it was found that the UK’s IT consultancy businesses grew by two per cent last year. These latest findings, carried out by giant group plc, come as good news to those working

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Contractors may benefit from £500m GlaxoSmithKline investment

Contractors may benefit from £500m GlaxoSmithKline investment Those working through an umbrella company in the pharmaceutical sector, may find an increased number of job opportunities are made available due to Britain’s biggest drug maker announcing it will invest more than £500m in the UK. The company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has predicted that this investment across its

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