Budget Special: IR35

In collaboration with our partners Bauer & Cottrell, we are sharing an update on the highly anticipated IR35 in light of the latest Autumn Budget. Bauer & Cottrell are specialists that advise on IR35, tax and NIC status and have covered everything you need to know about what’s in store for off-payroll working in the private…

Ahead of the Autumn Budget – our take on IR35 half a year on

In the build-up to the Autumn Budget very much dominated by contractors speculating whether IR35 reforms will be extended to the private sector and seven months on from what experts have described as the change that would bring about the end of public sector contracting. We ask, “What have we learned in this time?” Recap…

The latest industry updates – Contractor demand on a high

It has been a turbulent few months in economic, political and social landscapes. For contractors, there have been huge variables from Brexit, to IR35 concerns that have influenced the state of the job market. Nonetheless, various sources including the IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs indicate a soar in contractor demand. As a result of this,…

Contracting and Freelancing your way to a happier work life

With the number of self-employed workers increasing by 103,000 to 4.80 million (in the three months to April), we delve in to explore IPSE’s recent study to understand why contracting and freelancing are becoming so popular. At K&B Accountancy Group and Cloud9 Umbrella, we’ve always known that contracting is the best route for the many…

Latest APSCo research confirms increase in contractor opportunities

We recently posted a market update article in which we reported on contract and temporary placements increasing, according to REC’s report. APSCo’s May IT report also stated that contractor and freelancer opportunities were set to increase in the next 12 months. Now, APSCo has released even more positive findings from its ‘Growing Together’ survey in…

Contractors: You’re in demand!

Contractors and freelancers will be pleased to learn that temporary placements increased at a sharper rate than permanent placements, according to REC’s latest job report. The demand for temporary/contract workers has increased throughout the UK with the two prominent areas being Scotland and London. 36.5% of recruiters stated that their billings received from the employment…