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Self-employed need extra support during second lockdown
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Self-employed need extra support during second lockdown

Recruitment and Employment Confederation: ‘All sectors and the self-employed need extra support quickly’.

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White collar vacancies on the rise
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

White collar vacancies on the rise

APSCo: ‘It is certainly encouraging to see professional vacancy numbers pick up in September across the capital, however, with London now under tier two lockdown restrictions we may see a dent in this positivity’.

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October sees a pause in jobs recovery
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

October sees a pause in jobs recovery

REC: ‘With Covid cases rising and further restrictions being imposed, a pause in the strong trend of recovery we have seen over the summer is perhaps not a surprise, though it’s deeply unwelcome’.

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Government urged to end pension inequality
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Government urged to end pension inequality

LITRG: ‘Action must be taken to ensure all low-income workers get a government contribution to their pension. Currently an estimated 1.5 to 1.75 million people miss out – three-quarters of whom are women.’

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Recruitment activity up as economy re-opens
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Recruitment activity up as economy re-opens

REC: ‘Given the scale of falls in demand during the lockdown, we would expect a return to positive territory at this stage as demand for staff recovers’.

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Contractor Umbrella shortlisted for Contracting Awards 2020
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Contractor Umbrella shortlisted for Contracting Awards 2020

Contractor Umbrella have been shortlisted for the Best Umbrella Company (under 1,499 clients) award.

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Universities urged to warn students of latest tax scams
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Universities urged to warn students of latest tax scams

HMRC has written to universities, through Universities UK, asking them to help ensure their students know how to spot a scam.

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Self-employed excluded from government thinking again, says IPSE
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Self-employed excluded from government thinking again, says IPSE

IPSE: ‘Government must not leave the self-employed to fall through the cracks of the ever-growing patchwork of local lockdowns across the UK’.

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