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Which locations are reported to have the highest demand in IT contractors?

Across most sectors, there has been a significant rise in demand for contractors. According to the REC’s Report on Jobs, the top 3 sectors with a high demand for contractors were the Blue Collar, Engineering and IT divisions. IT contractors have had even more good news, with the growth in demand hitting a 9-month high…

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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.…

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Industry Update: Temporary staff & 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 demand for temporary staff. As a result…

Cloud9 continues processing payroll during server blackout

Last Thursday, the Cloud9 office had a major disruption when an external issue with broken optic cables within the local BT exchange meant that we had no telephone or internet access for almost 2 working days. Although unable to access any emails or landline in our office, we were able to redirect all calls to…

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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…