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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.

HMRC to stop making payments to Post Office card accounts next month
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

HMRC to stop making payments to Post Office card accounts next month

HMRC: ‘We want to make sure that no customer misses out on the benefit payments they are entitled to’.

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Almost 40% of tradeswomen aren’t taken seriously due to their gender
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Almost 40% of tradeswomen aren’t taken seriously due to their gender

Rated People: ‘Empowering more women and people across the gender spectrum to build successful careers in trades services is a priority for us. There’s still a lot to be done, but it’s a challenge we’re embracing’.

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Hiring intentions remain high for temporary workers
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Hiring intentions remain high for temporary workers

REC: ‘As we entered 2022, activity in the UK jobs market continued to surge. Temporary workers are in high demand as businesses try to kick-start this year’s growth’.

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Healthcare candidate numbers continue to fall
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Healthcare candidate numbers continue to fall

APSCo: ‘While we believe that the recent announcement of plans to scrap the vaccine mandates for the sector may help bolster staff numbers, our data suggests that resources remain at a worryingly low level’.

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High demand for marketing professionals
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

High demand for marketing professionals

APSCo: ‘2021 saw marketing vacancies reach all-time highs, which was extremely encouraging for the sector and its journey to recovery’.

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Salaries set to rise due to tough recruitment conditions
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Salaries set to rise due to tough recruitment conditions

CIPD: ‘Even though businesses anticipate making record pay awards to their employees this year, most people are set to see their real wages fall against the backdrop of high inflation’.

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Over half of professionals won’t work for an unethical employer
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Over half of professionals won’t work for an unethical employer

Robert Half: ‘ESG has become a critical part of the recruitment process – both for attraction and retention – particularly among younger employees who are perhaps more alert to ethical and sustainable practices’.

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Substantial rise in temp billings and pay
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Substantial rise in temp billings and pay

KPMG: ‘The new year has seen the jobs market continuing where it left off, with a steep climb in permanent and temporary hiring. Meanwhile, a sustained decline in the number of suitable candidates has pushed starting salaries up for yet another month’.

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