Delay to IR35 reforms 'to be welcomed by contractors'27/11/2015 14:49
The government's decision to delay planned changes to the controversial IR35 regulations have been welcomed by trade organisations representing contractors and independent professionals.
As highlighted in this week's Autumn Statement, the government... more
Contract vacancies remain stable in UK25/11/2015 16:06
The availability of vacancies for self-employed workers and contractors has remained stable in the last month, according to the latest Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) report.
Professional recruitment firms now have six per cent... more
UK IT industry 'favours remaining in EU'23/11/2015 15:21
The majority of IT sector workers are in favour of the UK remaining in the European Union, according to a new industry survey.
Conducted by independent research agency ICM on behalf of techUK, the survey revealed that 71 per cent of techUK members want... more
Ongoing talent shortage 'fuelling continued reliance on contractors'20/11/2015 15:50
Contractors are likely to remain in demand over the next few months due to a continued skills shortage affecting many UK industries.
This is according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), which indicates... more
FCSA speaks out against plans to scrap travel and subsistence tax relief19/11/2015 15:09
The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has highlighted the negative impact that the planned abolition of the travel and subsistence tax relief will have on self-employed people.
A warning has been issued by the independent trade... more
Better salaries 'primary motivators for changing jobs among IT staff'17/11/2015 16:09
The prospect of a better salary has emerged as the most important factor compelling IT workers to change jobs, according to a new report.
Findings from the fourth annual Harvey Nash Technology Survey, which polled nearly 3,000 technology professionals... more
New ONS figures show rise in UK self-employment16/11/2015 15:05
The number of self-employed workers and contractors operating in the UK has risen, according to the most recent data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Data from the government agency has indicated that the number of people in employment... more
Leaked IR35 proposals would be bad for contractors, says APSCo13/11/2015 16:07
The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has responded negatively to new details indicating the government's current plans for further reforms of its controversial IR35 regulations.
Proposed changes that are likely to be announced... more
October job creation bolstered by output growth11/11/2015 17:12
A new report from Lloyds Banking Group has added to the growing body of evidence indicating favourable trends in the UK jobs market at present.
New data from the Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers' Index showed business activity growth across... more
UK job market confidence 'outstripping other major economies'09/11/2015 15:04
UK firms are more optimistic regarding expected staffing levels in the coming months than their counterparts in other major economies, according to a new report.
The latest Markit UK Business Outlook has indicated that British business confidence declined... more
UK staff hiring accelerates in October 201506/11/2015 15:18
A further increase in UK hiring has been seen during October 2015, according to the latest data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
The REC and KPMG Report on Jobs has indicated that permanent hiring rose at its fastest pace in four... more
Confidence among freelancers sees decline in Q3 201505/11/2015 15:25
There has been a drop in confidence levels among self-employed workers and freelancers during the last few months, according to a new study.
Data from the latest Freelancer Confidence Index from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed... more
Construction output growth remains strong in October03/11/2015 14:26
Employment growth in the construction sector has continued to gather momentum as industry output remained healthy in October 2015.
The latest UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index from Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply... more
Construction sector 'to increase reliance on self-employed staff'02/11/2015 14:07
The role that self-employed workers play in the construction sector is likely to grow more prominent in the coming months, according to an industry body.
Analysis from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has explored... more
UK freelancers 'largely favour remaining in the EU'30/10/2015 15:11
UK freelancers and contractors are largely in favour of remaining in the EU, according to a new industry report.
A poll of 3,150 independent professionals published by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has indicated... more
Professional hiring 'up by eight per cent on last year'28/10/2015 15:02
The latest report from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has highlighted the continued growth in the UK jobs market.
New survey data from the organisation has indicated that professional recruitment firms now have eight per cent... more
New measures announced to drive more equal pay and hiring26/10/2015 16:18
The government has announced a number of new measures that aim to eliminate discrimination from the UK's hiring and pay policies.
A package of steps to eradicate gender inequality in the workplace and remove barriers to women's success have been... more
Recruitment intentions improve as lack of capacity bites for UK firms23/10/2015 14:33
Companies are continuing take a positive attitude to hiring new staff as their lack of capacity continues to hold back their growth.
This is according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which indicated that... more
Demand for construction workers continues to rise20/10/2015 14:28
New job opportunities for construction staff are still being created across the UK, according to a new industry report.
Data from the latest Report on Jobs published by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and KPMG, has indicated that construction... more
New CBI report highlights positive trends in UK job creation19/10/2015 14:16
A new report from business lobbying organisation the CBI has offered further evidence of the positive trends at work in the UK labour market at present.
Data from the body's latest Labour Market Update indicated that in the three months to August... more
Self-employment rates fall further in latest ONS figures16/10/2015 14:54
The most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have highlighted a further fall in the number of self-employed people in the UK.
It was shown that the number of self-employed people dropped by 26,000 in the three months leading... more