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It’s going to be a Merry Christmas for contractors

In the latest Report on Jobs released by the REC/IHS Markit, the past month has been favourable for contractors. Data gathered from consultants and employers revealed that temp billings and pay rates saw a healthy increase for temporary staff. The growth of temp billings was, in fact, the sharpest rise reported in 2 years. Around…

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Demand for IT contractor skills hits a dramatic high

The overall demand for skilled candidates was revealed to still be significantly increasing, as of November, according to the monthly Report on Jobs by IHS Markit/REC. Consultants were asked to report on the availability of contractors and the latest index result was 39.6. Index readings below 50 indicate a lower availability than the month before,…

Public Sector reform so far – what do our clients think?

The introduction of HMRC’s off-payroll reform has impacted the public sector over the past 6 months and we have witnessed a dramatic increase in enquiries for our PAYE payroll solutions; as contractors make the switch from their limited companies to compliant umbrella solutions in line with their updated IR35 status. Cloud9 has supported many contractors…

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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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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…

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What does the Autumn Statement mean for contractors?

As Philip Hammond delivered his first (and his last) Autumn Statement as Chancellor of the Exchequer, our sister company K&B Accountancy Group summarised the main announcements relating to contractors: 1. VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) A new Vat flat rate of 16.5% will be introduced from April 2017 for contractors who have little expenses. For…