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FCSA calls on government to give more protection to contingent workers

The FCSA has requested ahead of the March Budget that the government increase resources to protect contingent workers from being exploited by non-compliant companies.

24 February 2021

Merger for white-collar recruiters Navartis and Project Resource

White-collar technical recruitment specialist Navartis has acquired a controlling interest in Project Resource, a brand operating in the same space, it was announced today.

HMRC considering another appeal against Loose Woman presenter Adams’ IR35 tribunal ruling

HM Revenue & Customs will decide by the end of the week if it will appeal an upper-tier tribunal ruling last week that upheld radio and TV presenter Kaye Adams’s claim over her employment status.
 

Creative/Digital/Media 24 February 2021

Uber ruling ‘serves as wake-up call’ to organisations

A UK Supreme Court ruling last week that found Uber drivers were workers and not self-employed “throws ‘inside IR35’ into chaos”.

Legislation 23 February 2021

Firms can pay deferred VAT in smaller instalments, says HMRC

Businesses that deferred VAT payments between March and June 2020 under the VAT Payment Deferral Scheme can now join the scheme to pay it in smaller monthly instalments, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced today.

23 February 2021

Recruitment industry’s membership giants look at diversity in sector

How diverse is your recruitment business?

23 February 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s appointments include: FCSA

PeopleAccounting/Finance 23 February 2021

REC to seek more details from Adecco and PMP Recruitment over Amazon allegations

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) said today [22 February 2021] that they will be seeking “further detail” from PMP Recruitment and Adecco about alleged poor working conditions and contracts for agency workers at online retail giant Amazon.

Retail, Transport & logistics 22 February 2021

Uber drivers ruling will disrupt business world, say experts

The ruling that Uber’s 60,000 drivers can be legally classified as workers will send shockwaves around the business world. 

Campaign to open up hospitality spaces for remote workers

A campaign is underway to convince UK leaders to allow hospitality venues to reopen as a base for remote workers.

Hospitality/Leisure 22 February 2021

Tribepad partners with IPC Europe to find talent for Subway

Enterprise talent acquisition software provider Tribepad has announced a new partnership with the provider of purchasing and support services to 4,500 Subway franchisees across Europe.

ContractsRetail, IT/Telecoms 22 February 2021

NEW TO THE MARKET: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new launches include: APSCo, Meraki Talent, Sellick Partnership

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Orka Technology Group, The Curve Group

Businesses optimistic for future as hundreds of new jobs planned

With the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) saying that 56% of businesses are planning to grow their workforces over the coming months, here are a few companies doing just that.

Public sector, Oil & gas/Energy 22 February 2021

Project 500 asks recruitment industry to join together to help kids

The recruitment industry is being asked to come together to give disadvantaged families basic computer equipment to ensure children aren’t missing out on their schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

19 February 2021

REC report reveals recruiters increase productivity by £7.7bn each year

Professional recruitment and staffing firms increase UK productivity by £7.7bn each year by using their expertise to get people into the right jobs, new research from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) reveals.

18 February 2021

All-party parliamentary group accuses HMRC of breaching Civil Service Code

As April’s implementation of IR35 Off-Payroll Working Rules gets closer, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has found itself back at the centre of a controversy this week.

Legislation 18 February 2021

Skilled trades and demand for tradespeople pick up in the US

Skilled trades sectors in the US are experiencing double and even triple-digit growth.

Judging underway to decide the shortlist for the Recruiter Awards

The judges are already examining your excellent entries for this year’s Recruiter Awards 2021 and the high standard is already making it a tough task!

18 February 2021

New jobs in maintenance, construction, boat building and packaging

UK budget hotel chain Travelodge is expanding its 120-strong nationwide in-house maintenance team with a further 41 new positions to support its 563 hotels across the UK.

FINANCIALS: Gattaca reports £21.1m NFI

In a trading update for the six months ended 31 January 2021, engineering and technology recruiter Gattaca has said it expects to report net fee income of £21.1m.

Schaefer replaces Goedhart as CEO at VONQ

Recruitment technology company VONQ has appointed Arno Schaefer as CEO, effective this week.

PeopleIT/Telecoms 17 February 2021

Recruiters rush to sign up to #10000BlackInterns initiative

Sixty-one recruitment agencies and executive search firms have so far signed up to the #10000BlackInterns programme, organisers have revealed.

ASA says Noir Consulting job adverts were genuine

Complaints against three job ads from recruiter Noir Consulting for .NET developers have not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Association (ASA).

M&A deals down in UK recruitment market, global activity falls

The UK recruitment market saw four fewer mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in 2020 than it did in 2019, with the global recruitment M&A activity down 20% from 2019, according to BDO’s newly published Recruitment M&A Review.

Contracts 15 February 2021
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