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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.

House of Lords publish follow up report on IR35
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

House of Lords publish follow up report on IR35

IPSE: ‘Their Lordships have once again cut through the complex web surrounding IR35 and have identified some key areas that must be addressed as a matter of urgency by the government’.

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Three-quarters of 25-54-year-olds long to change careers
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Three-quarters of 25-54-year-olds long to change careers

ATT: ‘The thought of starting from scratch can be daunting, with many people clearly worried about the feasibility of taking time out to retrain’.

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Number of romance scams on the up
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Number of romance scams on the up

Lloyds Bank: ‘Romance scam victims don’t just lose thousands of pounds, they also have to deal with emotional betrayal.’

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Younger generations hit hardest by rising costs
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Younger generations hit hardest by rising costs

Twenty-two per cent of 18-34-year-olds have had to take on a second job in order to make ends meet.

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Construction growth increases hiring levels
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Construction growth increases hiring levels

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply: ‘Builders enjoyed their best month since July, bouncing back from December’s doldrums as opportunities unfurled in terms of new orders, job creation and optimism offering a strong start to 2022’.

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Half of Brits want hybrid working to be a permanent feature
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Half of Brits want hybrid working to be a permanent feature

Avansas: ‘From hybrid working arrangements to fully remote opportunities, more options are now up for discussion in places where they may not have been before.’

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Scrapping vaccine mandates could help NHS skills crises
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Scrapping vaccine mandates could help NHS skills crises

APSCo: ‘While there are benefits to the mandatory vaccination scheme, this requirement was exacerbating skills shortages across healthcare at a time when demand on the sector is high’.

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UK firms relying on temps to keep business going
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

UK firms relying on temps to keep business going

REC: ‘Demand for temps rose particularly strongly last month to help firms ride out the wave of staff absences and keep business going’.

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