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Onshore intermediaries legislation: solutions for recruitersNew measures designed to eradicate false self-employment come into force on 6th April 2014, and the impact on the UK recruitment industry looks set...
Kindle win lights contractor’s fireA project management expert who rejoined Parasol earlier this year after a spell away from contracting has won a Kindle Fire in our latest prize...
Illegal worker fines up 50% in a yearBritish companies found to be employing illegal migrant workers were fined more than £14m in total last year, we can today reveal...
Many newcomers to contracting and freelancing find it difficult to decide whether to join an umbrella company or set up their own limited company. Both routes offer advantages. Joining a reputable umbrella company or professional employment organisation like Parasol gives … Continue reading
Parasol chief operating officer Anita Whittle will be on the expert panel at a free workshop exploring the impact of pension auto-enrolment on the recruitment industry. The interactive event, in association with the Institute of Recruiters (IOR) and entitled ‘Auto-enrolment … Continue reading
The ‘substantial’ cost to recruitment agencies of pension auto-enrolment has been revealed by professional employment organisation Parasol. Research carried out by Parasol forecasts that agencies employing temporary workers on a PAYE basis could face an initial setup cost of at … Continue reading
It can seem complicated sometimes, identifying the benefits and appreciating the challenges. If you’re a UK contractor, freelancer or consultant and weighing up the pros and cons of umbrella and limited company payment structures then here’s something that might help … Continue reading
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