Temporary workforce

Deliveroo riders get a ‘stronger voice’ with landmark union deal

GMB Union and Deliveroo have signed an historic union recognition deal covering the company’s more than 90,000 self-employed riders.

Industry rounds on government for no Employment Bill

Voices across the recruitment, employment, umbrella and compliance landscape have almost unanimously rounded on the government for failing to deliver an Employment Bill within the Queen’s Speech yesterday [10 May 2022].

11 May 2022


This week’s new launches include: Fawcett Society, Indeed Flex, REC

REC letter to health minister calls for equal treatment for NHS agency workers

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is calling for equal treatment of NHS agency workers with NHS staff.

Public sector, Social care 28 April 2022

Freelance workers see no advantage in using umbrella companies

A report from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) reveals interesting findings from freelancers.

25 April 2022

Fresh HMRC investigations into MSC legislation could leave recruiters exposed

HM Revenue & Customs has issued letters to more than 1,000 contractors, who it believes have breached the Managed Service Company (MSC) legislation.

13 April 2022


This week’s new launches include: EVONA, Thomas Pocklington Trust, Trade Jobs App, True Blue Recruitment

FCSA joins forces with cyber security firm Mitigo

The Freelance & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has announced details of its new strategic partnership with cyber security experts Mitigo.

IT/Telecoms 17 March 2022

Parliamentary group asks for impact assessment on Loan Charge

The Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness APPG has launched a call for evidence about the impact of the Loan Charge, whether respondents face the charge now or have settled with HM Revenue & Customs to avoid it.

16 March 2022

REC highlights concerns in letter to government ahead of Spring Budget

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has written to the government listing its concerns in advance of the upcoming Spring Budget.

Viewpoint: Tackling the labour crisis

Why recruitment is about more than just jobs.

Agriculture 8 March 2022

FCSA could name and shame non-compliant firms, says new CEO

Chris Bryce, new CEO of the FCSA, speaks to Recruiter in an exclusive interview.

8 March 2022

APSCo calls for Employment Bill changes to be announced in Queen’s Speech

With the pandemic delaying the announcement of legislative changes under the Employment Bill, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has called on the UK Government to ensure that this is announced in this year’s Queen’s Speech.

3 March 2022

Lords’ Sub-committee urges finance minister to take ‘coherent approach’ to employment status

The government must take “a coherent approach” to employment status if it is “truly committed” to fairness in the workplace.

10 February 2022

‘Opportunities’ for to HMRC to improve on IR35 customer experience

HM Revenue & Customs has an opportunity to improve its customer experience and compliance in putting IR35 reforms into practice.

10 February 2022

Cake manufacturing firm BBF appoints Stafforce to find production staff

Ambient cake and dessert manufacturer BBF has appointed Stafforce to manage its recruitment of production personnel.

New FCSA CEO Bryce calls for more action to tackle cloning attacks

The new CEO of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has called on UK authorities to tackle cloning attacks “more rapidly”.

IT/Telecoms 27 January 2022


This week’s new contracts & deals include: AB InBev, Challenge Consultancy, eQuality Solutions Group, FCSA, Vercida

Viewpoint: The party is over Surely it’s time to ditch HMRC’s CEST tool?

Dave Chaplin on the thorny issues surrounding IR35

18 January 2022

Rise in contractor rates

Few will be surprised that one effect of updated IR35 legislation is that most employers have had to increase the rates of pay for their contractors, according to new research

Construction & property, HR 18 January 2022

Recruitment agency HCRG creates digital bank for MoD healthcare staff

HCRG, a UK provider of temporary and permanent supply staff, will provide the Ministry of Defence (MoD) with a pioneering Staff Bank platform.

Taylor Martin Recruitment sold to The Recruitment Group after going into administration

Nationwide insolvency practitioner SFP has successfully completed the sale of Taylor Martin Recruitment’s business and assets after it went into administration in November 2021.

20 December 2021

Industry unimpressed with government and HMRC’s answers over CEST

The controversial Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool was designed to give a clear determination in 80% of cases, the House of Lords Finance Bill sub-committee heard from Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs yesterday (13 December 2021).

14 December 2021

ARC asks Chancellor to reinstate VAT concession for staffing agencies

The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has this week sent a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer proposing the reinstatement of the VAT Staff Hire Concession.

Public sector, Social care 10 December 2021


This week’s new launches include: Blueprint for All, Concordia, SNG Healthcare, Student Loans Company, Wild Recruitment