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Richard Pomeroy
27th February, 2014

Skills Shortage To Make IT Contractors A Necessity In 2014

Over the year ahead, the IT projects most likely to be rolled out will focus on business intelligence and analytics, mobile solutions and app development. But these are also areas where specialists are particularly hard to find, which means that IT contractors will cease to be an accessory and will become a necessity...

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Phillip Venn
25th February, 2014

IT Contractor Pay Rises 13%

2013 was a good year for IT contractors in the UK, if the 2014 Robert Walters Salary Survey is anything to go by. According to the specialist recruitment consultancy, the earnings of these professionals rose by 13% as demand grew steadily over the course of the year....

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Alex Baines
24th February, 2014

PCG Airs Concerns After Osborne’s Statement On Currency Union With Scotland

Last week, Chancellor George Osborne gave a speech in Edinburgh in which he declared that a currency union with an independent Scotland “is not going to happen.” In the wake of his comments, the Professional Contractors Group (PCG) published a statement that highlighted its concerns in the event of a dissolution of the existing currency union....

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Alex Baines
18th February, 2014

More Than 2.8m UK Employees Auto-Enrolled By End-January

The UK government sees reason to be pleased with the progress of its auto-enrolment programme. According to data from The Pension Regulator (TPR), 2,877,000 UK employees joined a workplace pension scheme between July 2012 and the end of January 2014....

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Rebekah Riddell
18th February, 2014

My journey from apprentice to full-time employee with Liquid Friday

Taking part in an apprenticeship with Liquid Friday is an excellent opportunity to secure a full time job after your NVQ has finished, subject to a high level of performance. Liquid Friday offers great opportunities to develop your skills, with additional training options and chances to move into different departments. We also offer fantastic company incentives and unique benefits, as well as a fun and challenging place to work....

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Dom Aighton
13th February, 2014

APSCo Highlights Points Of Concern In Draft False Self-Employment Legislation

Although fully supportive of the government’s efforts to crack down on false self-employment through intermediaries, APSCo believes that the draft legislation intended to deal with the problem needs to undergo changes. As it stands at present, it raises several major concerns and APSCo is worried about the effect it would have on the recruitment industry....

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Jonathan Gardner
11th February, 2014

Engineers & Construction Workers Thrive In January Job Market

January was a great month for UK engineering and construction professionals looking for a job, particularly those interested in a permanent position. According to the latest jobs report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, overall vacancies registered a sharp increase in January, growing at their fastest rate since May 1998....

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Zoe Parker
10th February, 2014

Latest Reed Index Shows 29% Jump In January Job Vacancies

Job vacancies set a January record last month, leaping by 29% compared to the same month in 2013, driven by a significant increase in the construction sector. However, pay has remained stagnant during the past year and even declined in some regions. This is expected to change in 2014, with employers coming under pressure to boost salaries as job opportunities continue to increase, workers gain more confidence and major sectors continue to struggle with skill shortages....

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