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Contractors ‘vital’ to UK recoveryThe value of the UK’s contingent workforce has once again been highlighted, as employers continue to call upon contractors and temporary workers to...
Lack of niche skills ‘fatal for contractor prospects’Contractors who fail to display niche and in-demand skills risk being overlooked by recruiters, our latest agency survey has found...
Contractors urged to take advantage of Scottish opportunitiesThe resurgence of Scotland’s contracting industry could provide exciting opportunities for freelancers willing to relocate, according to Contractor...
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
Legislation to tackle offshore umbrella companies must be backed by tough enforcement in order to make an impact, a leading UK-based employment services provider has claimed. Responding to the inclusion in the draft Finance Bill 2014 of measures to address … Continue reading
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. George Osborne unveiled the policy, which was first floated during the … Continue reading
An IT management specialist who rejoined Parasol upon returning to the world of career contracting has lavished praised on our employee support and payroll teams. Michael Finnan first became a Parasol employee in August 2005, and returned to us earlier … Continue reading
We recently conducted a wide-ranging satisfaction survey in order to find out what our contractor employees think of Parasol, and identify any areas for improvement. The questionnaire was emailed to all active Parasol contractor employees between 8th October and 8th … Continue reading