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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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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Umbrella contractors in the m-commerce arena are in for a busy year

The 2012 ‘predictions’ have begun, and we found the one from The Centre for Retail Research especially interesting! According to The Centre, by 2015 at least 25% of all online purchases will be made using mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, which is great news for umbrella contractors with specialist skills in the m-commerce

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Umbrella contractors have many reasons to be cheerful over the festive season!

The end of year figures roundup was particularly good news for umbrella IT contractors this year, with peopleperhour.com, Monster and Reed Recruitment all having something positive to add! Figures from online job site peopleperhour.com, which came out in mid December, showed a 612% increase across the board in UK businesses hiring IT contractors. Breaking this

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Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Flexible working to gain new Government focus thanks to REC Commission

We were applauding a new initiative from the REC this week, which seeks to make those working in Government more aware of how flexible workers such as umbrella contractors can help the UK economy in 2012 and beyond! The new Flexible Work Commission which has been launched by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation has been

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