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Minimum wage penalties to be strengthenedPlans to introduce tougher financial penalties for employers who fail to pay workers the minimum wage have been discussed in the House of...
Tax tribunal sheds light on false self-employment guidelinesHMRC’s failed attempt to take action over an alleged breach of the false self-employment legislation should shed some light on how the rules will...
Contractors benefiting from NHS “talent crisis”Contractors are taking advantage of a growing talent shortage within the NHS, according to a new study...
Here at Parasol we were delighted to celebrate a major milestone recently. After some quick number crunching, we realised we have now employed 70,000 career contractors since we launched in 2000! A lot has changed since Parasol was founded at … Continue reading
A major new study has lifted the lid on the state of the UK freelancing and contractor sector in 2013. The report, which can be viewed here, has been produced by Optionis group – home to Parasol and ClearSky. The … Continue reading
A career contractor who joined Parasol earlier this year has spoken of his delight at winning a Kindle Fire following a company prize draw. Karl Straw, a management consultant with 16 years’ experience in interim contract roles, became a Parasol … Continue reading
Employment services provider Parasol has invested £100,000 in a cutting-edge online portal designed to save its recruitment industry partners time and money. The tool, called Parasol Connect, was launched this week following months of development work by the company’s head … Continue reading
Legislation to tackle offshore umbrella companies could inadvertently cause chaos in the contractor recruitment supply chain, a leading UK-based provider has warned. Parasol is calling for the introduction of standardised reporting criteria, in order to enable compliant employment services providers … Continue reading