Onshore intermediaries legislation: solutions for recruiters

New measures designed to eradicate false self-employment come into force on 6th April 2014, and the impact on the UK recruitment industry looks set to be huge. The aim of the onshore employment intermediaries legislation is to address the problem … Continue reading


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Budget 2014: manufacturing and ‘big data’ boosted

George Osborne has delivered his fifth Budget, and commentators across the land are giving their verdict and analysing the winners and losers.


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Pensions auto-enrolment: a guide for recruitment firms

The legislative landscape in the recruitment industry rarely stands still, and 2014 will present agencies with several fresh compliance hurdles to climb.


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False self-employment: In defence of the UK staffing sector

Government measures designed to tackle ‘false self-employment’ in blue-collar sectors such as construction look set to become law on 6th April 2014.


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Offshore umbrella companies: what recruiters need to know

Offshore umbrella companies are in the news again, after the government published fresh details of its forthcoming legislative crackdown. The Offshore Employment Intermediaries legislation, due to come into force in April 2014, seeks to close a tax loophole whereby the … Continue reading


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Autumn Statement 2013: Parasol welcomes shale gas tax break

Employment services provider Parasol has hailed news of a tax break for shale gas companies as a major boost for specialist recruiters and contractors working in the fledgling industry.


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Why the UK’s skills shortage is good news for contractors and recruiters

As policymakers seek to ensure Britain isn’t left behind in the ‘global race’ of the 21 st century, the question of how we prepare our young people for the world of work is making headlines.


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How can the recruitment industry become more efficient?

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have heard and read a lot recently about the need for British businesses to become more efficient.


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Parasol launches £100k online portal for recruiters

Employment services provider Parasol has invested £100,000 in a cutting-edge online portal designed to save its recruitment industry partners time and money.


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Recruiters, umbrella companies and contractor referrals

The results of our latest recruiter survey are in, and as usual they make for interesting reading.


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