Latest Contractor News

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.

Active job postings remain stable
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Active job postings remain stable

REC: ‘While the data fluctuates from week to week, new jobs postings have averaged about the same level through the year, suggesting a pattern of strong and stable demand’.

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More clarity needed with umbrella contractors and new flexible working legislation
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

More clarity needed with umbrella contractors and new flexible working legislation

APSCo: ‘If umbrella companies, recruiters and clients have to consider an unexpected flexible working request on day one of an agency worker contract, it would have a financial and time impact on all parties and could potentially disincentive clients from using temporary workers’.

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HMRC names another umbrella company as tax avoidance scheme
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

HMRC names another umbrella company as tax avoidance scheme

IWORK: ‘I can see the temptation for people to join a scheme – some do so knowingly – but all too often they are hard-working people duped into it because they need the money. These schemes must be stamped out’.

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Thousands of families saved on childcare costs in September
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Thousands of families saved on childcare costs in September

HMRC: ‘We know childcare can be expensive so using Tax-Free Childcare can make a huge difference to household finances’.

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New HMRC app can help to save time for seasonal workers
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

New HMRC app can help to save time for seasonal workers

HMRC: ‘Christmas is busy enough – especially if you have taken on a seasonal job - so anything which can save you time is to be welcomed’.

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Cost-of-living crisis holding first-time buyers back
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Cost-of-living crisis holding first-time buyers back

Aviva: Despite resilient housing market activity, it now appears rising mortgage rates are dissuading many from taking that important first step onto the property ladder. In years to come, this will have a knock-on effect for younger people today’.

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Many older workers returning to work
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Many older workers returning to work

CV-Library: ‘With many vacancies still unfilled it’s great news that a significant number of experienced workers are planning on returning to work’.

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Hiring activity remains at high level
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Hiring activity remains at high level

REC: ‘Despite increased levels of employer caution, vacancies are still at historically high levels - it is still a good time to be looking for work’.

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