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Contract billings rise, while permanent appointments fall for seventh consecutive month
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Contract billings rise, while permanent appointments fall for seventh consecutive month

REC: ‘The UK’s vibrant temporary work market is playing an important role in helping employers to manage the ongoing uncertainty and job-seekers to find work.’

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IR35 changes leads to end of Barclays contracting
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

IR35 changes leads to end of Barclays contracting

IPSE: ‘For a long time, we have warned the changes to IR35 would have damaging consequences for business.’

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Hiring intentions remain positive
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Hiring intentions remain positive

REC: ‘Businesses believe in themselves and are ready to go. But the unstable economic outlook continues to put a dampener on their ambitions.’

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Lazier workers more likely to ‘get ahead’ in the workplace
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Lazier workers more likely to ‘get ahead’ in the workplace

Millennials are most likely to slack off in the workplace, but many are confident that they’re successful in their professional lives.

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Improvements made to employment screening process
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Improvements made to employment screening process

Changes are being made to the employment screening process after a woman returning to work had to show evidence of what she had been doing since her previous position, despite taking the break to raise a family.

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Millions of jobs to be created by AI
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Millions of jobs to be created by AI

The latest report ‘Harnessing the Power of AI: The Demand for Future Skills’ has revealed demand for AI-influenced jobs.

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IR35 BBC presenter judgement highlights IR35 ‘chaos’
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

IR35 BBC presenter judgement highlights IR35 ‘chaos’

IPSE: “Burdening business with the complexity of IR35 only damages the UK economy and the overall tax take. Instead, the Treasury should focus on reforming our telegram-era tax code to be fit for the broadband age."

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UK jobs market continues to grow in strength
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

UK jobs market continues to grow in strength

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has responded to the latest ONS labour market statistics.

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