Temporary workforce

Parkdean Resorts looks to recruit 1,500 for predicted UK holiday boom

UK holiday chain Parkdean Resorts has created 1,500 jobs as it predicts a fully booked summer, according to online news service Bdaily.

Working practices and pay in clothing factories investigated in Leicester

Leicestershire Police, along with the Gangmasters Labour and Abuse Authority (GLAA) and the National Crime Agency, are among the organisations looking into allegations about how workplaces and factories in Leicester have been or are operating during the lockdown.

Parliament deals final blow to anti-IR35 private sector roll-out

It’s full steam ahead now for the April 2021 roll-out to the private sector of the Off-Payroll rules, following Parliament’s acceptance yesterday [1 July 2020] of the Finance Bill.

2 July 2020

SSP rebate rules hit temp agencies unfairly

Temp recruitment agencies are unfairly affected by the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate rules.

Umbrella Parasol to protect contractors up to November

Umbrella company Parasol has announced it will absorb the full cost of employer’s National Insurance (NI) and pension contributions for all of its furloughed contractors from August.

2 July 2020

Action needed to avert labour market crisis, says report

With unemployment widely expected to rise over the coming months as the government furlough scheme is withdrawn, a new report has called on the government to take a two-pronged approach to avert a labour market crisis.

Retail, Social care 30 June 2020

Recruitment businesses face ‘cliff edge’ as government support scaled back

Insolvency experts familiar with the recruitment sector have added their voices to warnings that the industry is headed for a fall as government support for business is withdrawn over the coming months.

29 June 2020

Nearly nine out of 10 contractors are outside IR35, says Qdos

As recruitment agencies and employers prepare for the rollout of the off-payroll reforms in the private sector next April, nearly nine out of 10 status determinations to date resulted in contractors being deemed to be outside of IR35, according to IR35 specialist Qdos.

29 June 2020

GLAA officers check up on farm workers in Cambridgeshire

The Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is continuing its efforts to ensure regulations are followed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Agriculture 25 June 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 22-26 JUNE 2020

This week’s new launches include: Amerit Consulting, Arc Recruitment
 

When there’s no place like home – and it may need improving

Amid a gloom-and-doom cascade of unemployment figures and numbers of furloughed workers, small shoots of economic activity are popping up, notably in the home improvement and delivery sectors.

 

Retail, Sales 18 June 2020

IPSE asks to widen support scheme to freelancers

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) is calling on the government to open the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) out to more of the 1.6 million freelance workers who cannot access the programme.

12 June 2020

Redwigwam wins investment from Northern Powerhouse to expand

Flexible workers provider Redwigwam has secured investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to fuel the next phase of its expansion.

9 June 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 8-12 JUNE 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Techconsult UK

SPE Resourcing supplies interims to support hospitality and retail firms reopen

From today (1 June), SPE Resourcing is supplying interim candidates to support businesses in the hospitality and retail sectors.

Retail, Marketing 1 June 2020

GLAA temporary licensing scheme ends

A temporary licensing scheme launched by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in March to meet a predicted urgent demand will end this week.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 24-28 MAY 2020

This week’s new launches include: Pace Med Tech, Podium, Redwigwam

The Big Story: Creating a legacy

Strategic recruitment manager Kesh Ladwa needs to find 1,200 people for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Hospitality/Leisure 21 May 2020

Normal service is temporarily suspended

Government schemes to prevent wholescale redundancies have been well received – not by all of the contingent workforce, however. Colin Cottell looks at the situation, especially for those in the public sector

Public sector, Education 21 May 2020

Viewpoint: Survive, and then survive

Finding your way in a volatile future

21 May 2020

IR35 amendment fails to get delay in Parliament but battle continues

An amendment tabled in Parliament yesterday failed to delay the implementation of IR35 Off-Payroll Tax rules for the private sector until 2023.

20 May 2020

Serco shares emails of 300 contact tracers in error

A new wrinkle has occurred in the continuing saga of the government’s drive to recruit and train thousands of contact tracers in the war against the further spread of Covid-19.

20 May 2020

Parliament debates delay to IR35 legislation

All eyes from the contractor community will be on Parliament today in anticipation of another round of activity around controversial IR35 legislation included in the Finance Bill.

19 May 2020

Green light at last for army of contact tracers

The recruitment drive for what government has called “an army of contact tracers” is apparently on.

GLAA visits farms to give support during Covid-19 crisis

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) will be visiting all agricultural labour sites in the South of England and Wales over the coming weeks as part of ongoing support during the coronavirus crisis.

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