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…

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Public Sector Contractors: What are your options in 2017?

It’s one of the biggest topics of conversation within the industry, creating a massive stir for contractors and steadfast decisions from end clients. The off-payroll working in the public sector reform is about to cause more waves this year and we will look at the effect this will have on all those involved. We are…

ContractorUK Awards

We have been nominated for the ContractorUK Awards 2016!

As the end of the year approaches, it is a special moment to reflect upon the achievements of the past year. With that in mind, we are pleased to inform that both K&B Accountancy Group and Cloud9 Umbrella have been nominated in the ContractorUK Awards for the Best Contractor Accountant (Small/Medium) Award and Best Umbrella…

Autumn Statement 2016

Autumn Statement 2016: how will this impact recruiters and their temporary workforce

So Philip Hammond has now released his Autumn Statement 2016, his first as Chancellor; and it has come as little surprise that the contracting industry will be significantly impacted after the announcements made on Wednesday 23rd November. Although the Chancellor did not vocalise these changes during the speech itself, there are a number of proposals…

Public sector left frustrated by the proposed government changes to IR35

Public sector left frustrated by the proposed government changes to IR35

According to the recent survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), public sector employers do not approve the changes to the monitoring and reporting of skilled contractors’ tax status that the government is currently proposing. The survey, based on feedback from 95 public sector HR managers, highlighted that 69.5% expressed fears that the suggested…