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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 Cloud9 and K&B Accountancy Group, we’ve always known that contracting is the best route for the many workers…

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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…

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Temporary Workers and 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…

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Have an EGG-STRAVAGANT EASTER with our April offers!

With the weather getting warmer and Spring in full swing, what better way to enjoy the sun than getting outdoors and relax! Or if you prefer to be more active, then it’s a great time to start on those DIY projects! From booking your Easter escape holiday to more ambitious past times, such as building…

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Increasing cyber security attacks push contractor IT roles in demand

ContractorUK has identified three large areas where IT contractors’ skills will be required the most this year – one of which is information security and governance.  Additionally, roles that will be most sought after this year includes security engineers, security consultants and security analysts to name a few. This is most likely due to the…

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Highlights of Spring Budget 2017 for Contractors

The eagerly anticipated Spring Budget has already come and gone and whilst we were expecting most of the changes, there were a few announcements which will be affecting contractors and freelancers alike.  As there are so many changes coming into effect this April, we’ve summarised the main points from the spring budget which may be…