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PR Contractors Earn 67% More Than Permanent Staff

Posted 18th April 2019 in News For Workers

Recent research by job website CV-Library has found that PR contractors can earn up to 67% more per day than permanent PR professionals.   An analysis of 175,000 job adverts found that the average day rate for PR managing contractors was 67% higher than the average wage for a permanent role.   Applied to the… Read more

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UK Warns Companies to Pay Contractors on Time

Posted 16th April 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

The Cabinet Office has written to over 10,000 companies to warn them to pay contractors on time or risk being barred from public sector work.   New rules require companies bidding for government contracts over £5million per annum to pay 95% of invoices within 60 days – and work towards a payment term of 30… Read more

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Contractors Shun Pensions, According to Survey

Posted 2nd April 2019 in News For Workers

A new survey by Nixon Williams, surveying 1,000 contractors, has revealed that an increasing number of contractors are not saving for retirement.   Just under two-thirds of self-employed workers do not pay money into a personal pension scheme, the survey revealed.   The number of contractors not saving for retirement has risen from 12% since… Read more

British Recruiters Prioritise Job Skills and Education, Says New Study

Posted 28th March 2019 in News For Workers

British recruiters give greater priority to job skills and education, according to new research.   The results come from a report carried out by IDC on behalf of Cornerstone OnDemand, surveying over 1,900 HR, business and IT managers across the UK and Europe.   UK results saw job skills listed as the most vital recruitment… Read more

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HMRC Official Speaks Out On IR35

Posted 21st March 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

In a Q&A session with MPs, HMRC official Jim Harra stated that private sector contractors were guilty of a “very high level of [IR35] non-compliance” since 2000.   Speaking about the planned changes to IR35 regulations in the private sector, Harra stated, “Whatever the relationship you have with your engager, you have to pay your… Read more

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WTO Confirms £1.3Trillion Market for British Contractors

Posted 12th March 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has confirmed that British businesses will be able to continue bidding for public sector contracts worldwide after leaving the European Union.   The UK plans to join the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) as an independent member if it leaves the European Union without a deal.   The development was announced… Read more

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Skills Shortage Pushing Up Pay, Says Survey

Posted 5th March 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

A growing shortage of skills in the United Kingdom’s job market is driving up wages, according to a new survey.   Research compiled by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruitment group Adecco showed that pay expectations had increased to record levels since they first began tracking wage agreements in 2012.  … Read more

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Google Launches Recruitment Application Google Hire to the UK

Posted 28th February 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

After its initial launch in the United States market, Google has launched its new recruitment application, Google Hire, in the United Kingdom.   First launched in the U.S in July 2017, Google Hire allows users to post jobs to multiple sites at once, along with template functionality and application tracking. The application integrates with Google’s… Read more

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Loan Charge Contractors to Get HMRC Payment Concession

Posted 19th February 2019 in News For Workers

Contractors currently earning less than £30,000 a year have been offered up to seven years to settle their disguised remuneration charges, according to HMRC.   The concession follows existing HMRC repayment arrangements allowing contractors earning less than £50,000 up to five years to settle the bill.   Addressing MPs on the Treasury Select Committee, HMRC’s… Read more

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Self-Employed Workers Risk Fines After HMRC Glitch

Posted 24th January 2019 in News For Workers

Self-employed workers face charges for late tax payments after a technical glitch in the Government’s systems, experts have warned.   Workers who have already filed their tax returns are receiving bills for last year’s tax payment from HM Revenue & Customs which fail to include the “payment on account” (an advance payment of tax, which… Read more

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