Contractor Report 2015, the first edition of a new annual contracting survey has been published. It paints an interesting picture of the UK’s contracting workforce. Here we look at some of the key findings.
July 30, 2015
In an attempt to put pay to the promotion of tax avoidance schemes aimed at contractors, amendments have been made to existing legislation which will require recruiters to supply specific information to HMRC about their workers.
February 9, 2015
Contracting industry experts have expressed concern that union-led protests against the practices of umbrella firms within the construction industry may 'risk damaging compliant providers by association'.
November 27, 2014
How umbrella companies, and their employees, are affected by a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal which ruled that regular overtime hours worked must now be included in holiday pay calculations.
November 11, 2014
In an industry which still contains some unscrupulous operators, a leading umbrella organisation has produced a manual for its members which defines what constitutes a 'compliant' umbrella company.
November 10, 2014
Two big names in the contractor accounting industry have been acquired by a specialist private equity firm in a deal worth an estimated £100m.
September 22, 2014
Almost two-thirds of Scottish contractors said they'd vote 'no' if the independence referendum was held today - a firm rejection of the 'yes' campaign, according to a new poll.
June 24, 2014
In the latest tax avoidance news... some unscrupulous providers are now setting up workers via personal service companies, then processing their income via PAYE umbrella companies.
May 30, 2014
The latest IMA survey shows that private sector firms increasingly dominates demand for interim managers, the proportion of women interims is up, and 90% of recruiters are positive about 2014.
April 11, 2014
New legislation will make it harder than ever for contracting industry service providers to invent new schemes with the sole purpose of avoiding tax.
March 18, 2014