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More people could survive a year on savings, compared to pre-lockdown
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

More people could survive a year on savings, compared to pre-lockdown

Lockdown has resulted in more UK adults having greater confidence in their own personal financial resilience.

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Total job postings reach 1.12 million
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Total job postings reach 1.12 million

REC: ‘The trend of improvement in hiring we are seeing may be slow, but it is sure. As schools re-open and more businesses open up workplaces, we expect to see more adverts as firms change to reflect the new normal’.

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Contractors increase opportunity to create more jobs
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Contractors increase opportunity to create more jobs

Research shows that the use of contractors enhances employment growth by improving productivity.

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Lack of self-employed support driving down numbers
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Lack of self-employed support driving down numbers

IPSE: ‘We are already seeing the consequences of the gaps in support in the steep drop in the number of self-employed people last quarter’.

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Some job roles see more than 1300% increase in applications
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Some job roles see more than 1300% increase in applications

Search Group: ‘We are experiencing more than double the amount of applications to any job we post compared with last year’.

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Temporary workers in high demand
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Temporary workers in high demand

Temporary staff are becoming increasingly important to businesses as they try to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

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Drop in self-employed numbers will lead to a ‘brittle workforce’, says IPSE
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Drop in self-employed numbers will lead to a ‘brittle workforce’, says IPSE

ONS figures show that the number of self-employed professionals fell by a record 238,000 in the second quarter of the year.

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Average contractor income dropped by 25 per cent during lockdown
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Average contractor income dropped by 25 per cent during lockdown

IPSE: ‘It’s been clear for some time that the economic impact of coronavirus has fallen particularly hard on freelancers, but in this quarter’s Confidence Index, we can measure just how much’.

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