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The House of Lords inquiry into the use of personal service companies (‘PSCs’), those limited companies used by freelance contractor and consulting businesses, has given its verdict. In summary, it has not recommended any tightening of the […]
The British Chambers of Commerce has recognised the gathering pace of the recovery by stating that it believes UK PLC will be back to pre-2008 levels by the summer of this year. The BCC has […]
A raft of recent reports and comments by recruitment agencies and contractor bodies continues to suggest that self-employment will remain a growing force in the UK labour market, across many disciplines, including IT, engineering, oil […]
The band One Direction are taking part in a scheme to encourage fans to lobby the Chancellor on issues such as maintaining the UK’s international development budget and cracking down on corporate tax avoidance. Fans […]
The latest Business Confidence Monitor survey, for Q1 of 2014, showed another increase in confidence to a new record high, making it the sixth consecutive quarter of growing confidence. The report, from the Institute of […]
The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation / KPMG report saw engineering contractors leap to the top of the charts for demand in January 2014, up from sixth position in December. The growth was attributed to […]