Confidence among UK small businesses is continuing to rise, according to the latest data from the Federation of Small Businesses.
Vacancy numbers for contractors may be sliding as UK businesses gradually adjust to a new status quo after the disruption of last year’s Brexit referendum.
Rates of temporary hiring in the UK saw a sharp surge in December 2016, with demand for staff continuing to rise on a nationwide basis.
UK businesses are expecting to see a negative impact on hiring when the government finally commences the formal process of exiting the European Union.
Skilled professionals are likely to be in high demand in 2017 due to the widespread candidate shortages that many businesses are currently expecting.
Freelancers and self-employed people still perceive umbrella employment as a viable and attractive prospect, despite the impact of recent changes to travel and subsistence tax relief.
The upward trend for self-employment numbers during 2016 has continued during the three months to November, according to new official data.
Late payments continue to have a severe financial impact on the UK’s small businesses and self-employed people, according to a new study.
A new recruitment industry report has shown the significant value added to the UK economy by temporary and contract-based employment during 2015/16.
Self-employed construction workers are receiving very little on-the-job training compared to employees, according to a new report.