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Alex Baines
29th August, 2014

IT Skills In Short Supply In Contractor Market

For the first time this year, crucial IT skills are in shorter supply in the contractor market than they are in the permanent market, Contractor UK reports....

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Zoe Parker
22nd August, 2014

Cherry-Picking London Jobs Could Result In Tender Price Increases

Construction company Mace has increased its forecast for tender cost inflation in London from 3.5% to 4.5% for both 2014 and 2015, the Construction Index reports....

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Sean Mbaeri
20th August, 2014

Thinking About Contract Work? There's Never Been a Better Time

For permanent employees thinking about making the move to contract work, now is the time. According to a report by Contractor Calculator, contractors are experiencing a rise in rates alongside increased demand; in fact, in some sectors, evidence suggests that demand is outstripping supply by a good margin....

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Andrius Brundza
15th August, 2014

How Will The FCA Mortgage Market Review Affect Contractors?

The mortgage market review (MMR) that launched in April this year caused concern for some contractors, who worried about how the new rules might affect them. But according to a recent article on Contractor Calculator, if you have a specialist financial adviser who understands how contractors work - and has good relationships with mortgage lenders - you shouldn't fear too much....

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Amy Brindley
13th August, 2014

OTS Embarks On Employment Status Review

The Treasury recently approved a review of UK employment status by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS). Evaluating the difference between employment and self-employment, the review will also be open for contractors and similar parties to express their views, Contractor UK reported....

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Becky Davage
7th August, 2014

HMRC: Last Chance To Settle Contractor Loan Schemes

Users of contractor loan schemes are being given the opportunity to pay back the tax they owe before further action is taken, according to the Shout 99 website, which provides news and information to small businesses and freelancers....

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Sarah Fazal
5th August, 2014

Contractor Opportunities Pushing UK Employment Recovery

Contract and interim job vacancies increased by 20% in the second quarter of 2014, and by 11% in the first quarter, according to an article on the Staffing Industry website....

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Rebekah Riddell
1st August, 2014

Tax Payment Notices Will Hit Contractors From August

HM Revenue and Customs has announced that Accelerated Payment Notices (APN) will be sent to tax scheme users this August, continuing up until April 2016, an article on Contractor UK reports....

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