Temporary workforce

FairScore rates umbrellas and highlights ethical companies

Website OffPayroll.org.uk has launched FairScore to see which umbrellas go above and beyond the legal minimums for employment and tax.

25 October 2021

NEW TO THE MARKET: 25-29 OCTOBER 2021

This week’s new launches include: Accept Recruitment, Compass Group, Frontline Recruitment, Harper Fox Partners, Ordnance Survey

Retail, Transport & logistics 25 October 2021

SAFERjobs rebrand JobsAware launches today with plea to industry

JobsAware, a non-profit organisation dedicated to highlighting, protecting and championing all worker rights, has launched today, with Keith Rosser (pictured), director of Reed Screening, as chair.

6 October 2021

APSCo puts recommendations forward to build back better

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has outlined its main asks of the upcoming Autumn Budget and Spending Review to help the labour market build back better.

Umbrella firms suffer from attack of the clones

Umbrella company Giant Group has announced today that all of its portals which were shut down on 22 September are again operating.

29 September 2021

Thousands of contractors unpaid due to ‘suspicious online activity’ at umbrella firms

Two umbrella firms, responsible for paying thousands of UK contractors, have experienced outages within the last 10 days, leaving many contractors unpaid.

27 September 2021

More good news on the hospitality, marketing and B2B sectors

Renowned chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White is looking to fill 80 full and part-time roles as he opens a new restaurant London’s West End.

Government and companies create jobs across the UK

A record £650bn infrastructure investment will support 425,000 jobs a year, according to a new Infrastructure Pipeline.

Retail, Social care 16 September 2021

Government tribunal service gets bill for wrong IR35 assessments

The HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) is the latest government department to fall foul of HM Revenue & Customs Service’s IR35 legislation.

Legal 23 August 2021

HMRC slaps tax fine on Home Office for wrong IR35 assessments

HM Revenue & Customs has been busy dishing out penalties for unpaid tax due to wrong off-payroll workers’ status.

Public sector 30 July 2021

FINANCIALS: Staffline expects revenues and GP to increase

Recruitment and training group Staffline expects its H1 2021 revenues to reach £450.7m, an increase of 4.7% from the same period last year.

DWP owes £88m in off-payroll errors due to HMRC CEST

The Department for Work and Pensions has found itself owing HM Revenue & Customs nearly £88m for “historic errors” in assessing tax liability for DWP off-payroll workers over the period 2017-21.

Public sector 28 July 2021

Labour Party plans to create single ‘worker’ status

Labour has announced plans to give people security in employment with the creation of a single ‘worker’ status.

27 July 2021

Grocery delivery firm Beelivery to create 50,000 UK jobs

An on-demand grocery delivery business has announced that it is aiming to recruit 50,000 people across the UK, according to news site Bdaily News.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 19-23 JULY 2021

This week’s new launches include: Consult Energy, Red Diamond Recruitment, Spencer Ogden, TheJobApp

Sales, Oil & gas/Energy 19 July 2021

GLAA operation rescues three from hand car wash in Liverpool

Three potential victims of modern slavery and labour exploitation have been rescued during a raid by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) at a hand car wash (pictured).

Redwigwam scoops contract to provide 10,000 flexible workers

As demand surges for flexible workers across the UK, Liverpool-headquartered Redwigwam has won a contract to provide 10,000 temporary staff.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 21-25 JUNE 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beamery, Major Recruitment, The Access Group

NEW TO THE MARKET: 7-11 JUNE 2021

This week’s new launches include: Checks Direct, Encore Personnel, Sama

IT/Telecoms, HR 8 June 2021

Industry hopeful for changes to curb unregulated umbrella companies

Amendments tabled to the Finance Bill that would either “curb or kill” umbrella companies could be discussed today [24 May 2021] as the Bill reaches the Report Stage.

24 May 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 17-21 MAY 2021

This week’s appointments include: Heidrick & Struggles, Laurence Simons Search, WLTS

Life sciences, Legal 21 May 2021

Addison Lee drivers are workers says Court of Appeal

In the latest victory for gig economy workers, the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by hired driving company Addison Lee.

Cadbury’s call to exclude umbrellas could ‘shut down’ industry

An MP has called for changes to the Finance Bill which would, if approved, effectively shut down the UK umbrella industry.

Public sector, Social care 14 April 2021

SSGC launches WLTS to deliver ex-service personnel to businesses

Specialist security guard provider SSGC has launched a new initiative to deliver temporary labour and recruitment services to businesses.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 12-16 APRIL 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Bowler Bentley Recruitment, Major Recruitment

Public sector, Life sciences 12 April 2021
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