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Read the latest industry news about contractors, expenses, AWR, TAX and lots of other interesting topical areas. We have also included polls around the site to help us understand what you think is important and how you feel about the latest hot topics.


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. The tool, called Parasol Connect, was launched this week following months of development work by the company’s head … Continue reading

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Clarity needed over offshore umbrella company crackdown

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

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Marston appoints Parasol in workforce management deal

Marston, the UK’s largest judicial services group, has appointed workforce management specialist Parasol to provide outsourced employment services to its trainee enforcement agents. Under the terms of the deal, Marston trainees will become employees of Parasol for the duration of … Continue reading

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Recruiters reveal umbrella company referral influences

Recruiters are listening to contractors’ feedback and value it above anything else when deciding which umbrella company to recommend, according to new research. A survey by employment services provider Parasol has found that a good contractor experience is the most … Continue reading

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What contractors should expect from a compliant umbrella company

What to expect from a compliant umbrella company Are you looking to work with an umbrella company, and want to make sure that you join an ethical and fully compliant organisation? At Parasol, we are extremely concerned about the number … Continue reading

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