The IR35 Pressure Is Back On — What Can Be Done to Reduce it?

Liz Truss’ short-lived proposal to repeal the 2017 and 2021 off-payroll working rules was met with a collective sigh of relief from the market. It felt as though the pressure of the ...

Developing a Future-Proof Recruitment Market

The events of the last month have thrown a range of new hurdles at us all. While we expected the announcement of the new Prime Minister to take center stage for September, the passing ...

What Does HS2’s Latest IR35 Fine Mean for Businesses, Agencies and Contractors?

Another high-profile public sector organization has fallen afoul of IR35. High Speed 2 (HS2), the public body responsible for developing the UK’s high-speed rail network, is anticipating ...

Demand for Contractors Surging Amidst Skills Shortages

UK labor shortages have been highly publicized this year, and it looks as though Brexit has been a key contributor to this, with a new report led by academics from Oxford university ...

What Employers Need to Know About Hiring Internationally

With three in four businesses reporting skills shortages and a record 1.3 million job vacancies in the UK, it’s clear that the ongoing war for talent is a major challenge for many ...

The Clinical and Healthcare Sector Is Struggling — How Can the Staffing Sector Help?

The clinical and healthcare sector in the UK has been under immense strain for some time, a scenario that was pushed to breaking point during the pandemic. And it doesn’t appear that ...

How to Prevent the Looming Travel Breakdown

A recent column in the UK’s Daily Mail opens with this chilling image: “Just imagine a world in which, almost overnight, the transport system breaks down. Flights across the world ...

UK’s Labor Market Is Reaching Breaking Point — Hiring Demand Is Unlikely to Slow Anytime Soon

Professionals across the staffing sector are feeling the pressure from the ever-growing skills shortages impacting the UK. With the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics ...

Three Ways to Add Value to Your Contingent Engagement Strategy

Demand for contingent workers is growing, with freelance numbers rising to meet demand. Recent data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) showed that UK employers ...

Contractors Experiencing Heightened Demand as Talent Shortages Remain Rife

The latest ONS data showed that vacancies have continued to grow at an exponential rate for 2022 so far, rising to a new record of 1,295,000 between February and April. This consistent ...

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