Confidence among British freelancers 'on the up'09/02/2016 14:15
Confidence levels among UK freelance workers saw an improvement in the final quarter of 2015, according to a new industry report.
The latest Freelancer Confidence Index from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has... more
Construction sector slowdown impacts job creation in January08/02/2016 16:28
The rate of job creation in the UK construction sector has slowed down in the last month due to an overall slump in trading conditions within the industry.
Data from the latest purchasing managers' index (PMI) from Markit and the Chartered Institute... more
UK jobs market growth continues in January 201605/02/2016 15:25
The strong growth seen in the UK jobs market in 2015 has persisted in the first month of the new year, with hiring rates continuing to increase in January 2016.
Data from the latest Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and Markit Report on... more
Skills shortage 'has risen 130 per cent in four years'04/02/2016 13:57
Employers across the UK are facing an unprecedented struggle in finding talented workers to fill key roles, according to a new report.
Data from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) collated from interviews with 90,000 establishments has... more
IPSE cautiously welcomes new EU deal as positive for self-employed03/02/2016 14:07
Self-employed people may have reason to feel encouraged by the progress of the negotiations taking place between the British government and the EU over the UK's continued membership of the union.
Prime minister David Cameron has been in correspondence... more
Freelancers 'fear they may be paying too much tax'02/02/2016 14:52
Freelancers and the self-employed could be losing out financially by accidentally paying more tax than they actually owe.
A new survey from freelance website PeoplePerHour.com has shed light on this trend, indicating that 22 per cent of the self-employed... more
Self-employed people 'do not trust pension schemes'01/02/2016 14:12
Many self-employed people are avoiding putting money into a pension due to a distrust of this model of saving.
This is according to a new report from Citizens Advice, which was compiled based on focus groups with self-employed people, as well as a survey... more
New REC report demonstrates strong demand for temporary workers29/01/2016 14:29
The strong demand for temporary and contract workers among UK businesses has once again been demonstrated in a new report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
According to the organisation's JobsOutlook survey - which polls 600... more
Latest APSCo report highlights continued growth of UK hiring27/01/2016 17:00
The UK jobs market continued to go from strength to strength in 2015, with temporary and contract-based workers seeing a particular benefit.
This is according to the latest survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo),... more
UK businesses 'to increase hiring in 2016'25/01/2016 14:00
The conditions in the British jobs market are set to continue to improve in the coming year, according to a recruitment agency.
Research published by Robert Half has indicated that around 60 per cent of British firms are intending to recruit more staff... more
Business urged to submit evidence on impact of travel expense tax cut21/01/2016 15:20
Freelancers and small businesses that will be impacted by the imminent removal of travel and subsistence tax relief allowances have been urged to speak up about it.
The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has allied with the Confederation... more
Move to quarterly tax reporting 'will cause problems for self-employed'19/01/2016 14:37
The government's planned implementation of a quarterly tax reporting system for small businesses and the self-employed could cause some severe administrative problems, according to tax professionals.
A report from the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group... more
UK construction sector wages rising due to skills shortage18/01/2016 15:51
Average wages for construction sector workers are currently on the rise as a result of the prevailing skills shortages affecting the industry.
The latest UK Construction Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed... more
Flexible working 'helps staff achieve better work-life balance'15/01/2016 14:05
A new survey has shown how greater flexibility over working hours can help people to achieve a better balance between their personal and professional responsibilities.
The report from Scottish Widows' Centre for the Modern Family thinktank has indicated... more
NAO report: public sector use of temporary staff on the rise14/01/2016 15:59
The use of consultants and temporary staff within the public sector is once again on the rise, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO).
Data from the organisation has indicated that since 2010, annual spending on consultants and temporary... more
Nearly half of UK workforce 'to seek new jobs in 2016'13/01/2016 16:33
Almost half of the UK workforce will be seeking new job opportunities in 2016, according to a new study.
The Job Exodus Trends 2016 report from Investors in People has indicated that 49 per cent of people are looking to move jobs as the economy improves,... more
Demand for IT contractors continues to rise12/01/2016 16:10
IT specialists seeking contract-based roles are finding themselves increasingly in demand, according to a new labour market report.
The latest data from KPMG and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation has indicated that December saw an acceleration... more
Job market growth moderates in December 201508/01/2016 15:35
The growth of the UK jobs market slowed in December 2015, according to a new study, though the overall trend remained positive.
Data from the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs indicated that temporary and contract... more
Temporary workers experience surge in demand during 201507/01/2016 15:17
Demand among UK businesses for temporary and contract-based workers saw a pronounced increase during 2015, according to a new industry report.
Survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and Staffing Industry Analysts... more
UK games industry set for increased job creation in 201606/01/2016 17:09
Hundreds of highly-skilled IT jobs are to be created by the UK videogames industry in the coming year as optimism in the sector continues to grow.
TIGA, the trade association representing the games industry in the UK, has published its Business Opinion... more
Construction sector performance rebounds in December05/01/2016 16:20
Employment rates in the UK construction sector saw a rebound in December 2015 as a consequence of an upturn in the industry's performance.
According to the latest purchasing managers' index (PMI) from Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement... more