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

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

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”.

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. 

Transport & logistics 22 February 2021

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

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

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.

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.

APSCo roadmap lays out critical needs for future fit labour market

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has published its public policy roadmap.

15 February 2021

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 15-19 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Acorn, HIVE360, JM Search, Lorien, Rocket Software, SRG, The Amrop Partnership

NEW TO THE MARKET: 15-19 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new launches include: APSCo, Freelancer.com, IronmongeryDirect, Kelly Education, Rectec

APPOINTMENTS: 8-12 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s appointments include: Hamilton Forth, IQ-EQ, NRG, Sanderson Solution, Tessiant, YunoJuno

REC unites with unions to urge government to fix furlough for supply teachers

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) in coalition with four union groups have warned the government that thousands of supply teachers and staff face financial hardship unless the government urgently fixes a gap in furlough support.

Public sector, Education 2 February 2021

My Brilliant Recruitment Career – Sarah Ellwood

Sarah Ellwood is MD at Supertemps and S2 Recruitment

25 January 2021

Contractors cite IR35 lack of clarity

A new survey of more than 3,300 contractors has flagged continuing confusion, frustration and lack of preparation for the impending introduction of Off-Payroll legislation to the private sector this April.

12 January 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 11-15 JANUARY 2021

This week’s appointments include: Focus Management Consultants, Four Recruitment, Harvey Nash Group, Pedersen & Partners, Remote, Timewise

Retail, Transport & logistics 12 January 2021

The ultimate stay-at-home role: slipper testers required

Snagging a job that keeps your feet nice and cosy is one thing – but finding one that can promise that and be done from home is quite another.

Retail 11 January 2021

REC lobbying wins injections for frontline agency staff

Frontline agency staff must be included in vaccination plans of NHS Trusts in England from Monday, following instructions from NHS England.

Retail, Public sector 8 January 2021
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