Temporary workforce

Clause in IR35 makes umbrellas redundant and makes agencies the ‘fee-payer’

An “errant clause” in the controversial off-payroll legislation that is due to be implemented next April has redefined ‘intermediaries’ and now appears to make the use of payment intermediaries redundant, according to IR35 expert Dave Chaplin.

8 October 2020

Cocktail connoisseur or workplace bully? Two new roles to apply for

Are you a connoisseur of cocktails? Or perhaps, are you a (thankfully) out of work bully?

HR, Hospitality/Leisure 8 October 2020

Staffline companies awarded new and extended contracts

Staffline has won new and extended contracts, the recruitment and training group announced today.

Retail, Public sector 5 October 2020

New owners and management at TEAM network

The Employment Agents Movement (TEAM) has new owners and leaders for the first time since the network was launched 25 years ago.

Executive search 5 October 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 5-9 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s new launches include: reative Mettle Recruitment, Frontline Recruitment, MyKindaFuture, National Grid

Marketing, Oil & gas/Energy 5 October 2020

Outlook not all gloom and doom post-Covid, says economist

Despite job losses, floundering businesses and Brexit, the economic outlook for the UK over the next 18 months is brighter than some might think.

Retail, Transport & logistics 1 October 2020

Free courses for adults without A-levels to upskill population

Full funding for college courses offering “skills valued by employers” will be made available from next April to adults without an A-level or equivalent qualification, the government is to announce today, according to national news sources.

Social care, Transport & logistics 29 September 2020

Industry’s view: Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan ‘lacking focus’

A nice programme as far as it goes – but Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan is missing substance as far as employment goes.

28 September 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 28 SEPTEMBER-2 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s new launches include: Kloogo, My Digital

Creative/Digital/Media, IT/Telecoms 28 September 2020

Agency workers win tribunal against Royal Mail and Angard over status

The Royal Mail Group and Angard Staffing Solutions have lost an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling over the status of agency workers.

Transport & logistics 14 July 2020

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
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