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APSCo and Professional Passport work to bring clarity to the umbrella market

In the current labour market, with the introduction of new IR35 legislation, recruitment agencies have discovered many individuals who previously worked through PSCs, now opting to use umbrella services. However, according to Tania Bowers from the General Counsel at APSCo, “umbrella companies are largely unregulated” which is cause for concern as numerous recruiters are still…

job market

What is the outlook for contractors in the UK job market in 2018?

The outlook of the job market in 2018 continues to look promising for contractors. Vacancies, billings and pay rates remain encouraging, persistently growing throughout December and into the New Year. According to recruitment agencies surveyed for the REC/IHS Markit Report on Jobs, the introduction of new projects and a greater demand for short-term workers contributed…

tax return excuses

The weird, wonderful and downright bizarre excuses for tax return deadlines missed

This article was written in collaboration with our partner company, K&B Accountancy Group. During your school days, you likely heard excuses along the lines of ‘the dog ate my homework’ or ‘my printer broke’ from a classmate who was attempting to avoid detention. But did you think the silly excuses ended at childhood? Well, think…

what not to name your company

What NOT to name your company

This article was written in collaboration with our partner company, K&B Accountancy Group.   Thinking of setting up your own limited company? It can be an exciting yet daunting process. There are many benefits to running a limited company, from flexible working hours and being your own boss to having complete control over your finances.…