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Introducing Parasol Financial Services

Contractors are always keen to maximise their income. Indeed, the chance to take home more of their hard-earned cash is one of the main reasons why individuals make the leap to contracting in the first place. It should therefore come … Continue reading


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Banks ‘paying compliance contractors £800 a day’

The increasing burden of regulation is forcing banks and other financial services companies to compete with each other to source the right talent. Specialist recruiter Compliance Professionals claims the situation has been exacerbated by a shortage in skilled workers, meaning … Continue reading


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Creative contractors immune to robot invasion

The rise of machines in the UK labour market could make over a third of professions obsolete, leaving the country with mass unemployment and a redundant workforce. A report by innovation charity Nesta claims that 35% of jobs could be … Continue reading


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Election jitters fail to dampen contractor hiring

Employers are not letting uncertainty surrounding May’s election deter them from expanding their temporary workforce, new research has shown. The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)/KPMG JobsOutlook survey reveals that 38% of businesses plan to take on more contingent workers … Continue reading


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Recruiters stand tough against late payments

UK recruitment firms are adopting a “no-nonsense” approach to tackling delinquent payments, new research has shown. Data from Hilton-Baird Collection Services reveals that staffing companies have had much more success in dealing with outstanding invoices than firms in other industries. … Continue reading


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