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False self-employment: In defence of the UK staffing sectorGovernment measures designed to tackle ‘false self-employment’ in blue-collar sectors such as construction look set to become law on...
Three reasons contracting is becoming the normLatest figures from recruitment trade body APSCo reveal an impressive 8...
Why do major IT projects keep going wrong?The story of the multi-million pound IT project that promises to be revolutionary, but is beset by delays, glitches and spiralling costs, is an all...
If you’re a contractor or work freelance you may well have come across others who work for umbrella companies. If you’re wondering exactly what an umbrella company does or how you might also benefit from working for one then here’s … Continue reading
Setting up and running a limited company isn’t always the best or easiest way to organise your work and tax affairs. Instead, it may be worth considering the benefits of an umbrella company where you can combine the benefits of … Continue reading
The management team of Parasol, ClearSky and Silverline are pleased to announce an important and exciting development – the launch of our new parent brand, Optionis (pronounced op’tee:ownis). Optionis comes from Latin and means assistant, helper or enabler. The creation … Continue reading
Joining an umbrella company like Parasol can be beneficial to freelancers, contractors and consultants. But what is an umbrella company, and how does it work? This guide from Parasol explains how the company operates, as well as some of the … Continue reading