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Female contractors are waving goodbye to the gender pay gap

On April 4th, 2018, businesses with more than 250 employees were required to publish data on the gender pay gap between employees at their organisation. The results for the overall labour market were an unfortunate reminder that economic inequality is still prevalent in the UK. From over 10,000 businesses, 78% were revealed to pay their…

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Contractor pay rates see sharp inflation

Across the UK, contractors and temporary staff are receiving notably higher pay rates. The REC disclosed that the steepest inflation in contractor pay rates recorded was in London. However, across the board, wages were continuing to rise, extending this trend to 62 months.   Contractor pay rates accelerating at an exceptional rate REC director of…

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How compliant umbrella companies are beneficial to recruitment agencies

For recruitment agencies, the relationship between them and their contractors is built on trust. Candidates rely on consultants to provide the best possible advice in regards to their finances and salary. This is why it’s vital that agencies use a clear, concise and compliant umbrella company for support. We explore how agencies can benefit from…

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Spring Statement 2018: a summary for contractors

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond presented his Spring Statement to Parliament on Tuesday 13 March 2018. Unfortunately, the contractor sector must wait a while longer for news on any potential IR35 changes. There is a lot of frustration within the industry as many publications are being waited upon.   What are we still…

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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…