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Aden Flannagan
29th January, 2015

Financial Firms Plan To Boost IT Spend This Year

Technology is the most significant capital investment that banks and financial organisations will make in 2015, with the majority of firms planning to increase their spending on IT this year, Contractor UK reports....

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Mike Burton
27th January, 2015

Contractor Market At Quarterly High At End Of 2014

The end of last year saw increased demand and the biggest rise in rates for contractors for three months, Contractor Calculator reports....

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Natalie Jaskiewicz
22nd January, 2015

UK Workers Increasingly Concerned About Skills Gap

The threat of skills shortages and talent gaps are a major concern for UK companies at the moment, On Rec reports. According to findings published in The Workforce Review - a study on the views of both employers and staff, conducted by ADP - companies are not investing enough in training and development, which threatens to cause a major talent gap in UK industries....

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Joe Taffurelli
21st January, 2015

Liquid Friday supporting channel 4’s exposure of exploitation

Channel 4’s Dispatches, aired Monday 19th January, opened the lid on some of the unethical and immoral practices which can take place in the darker parts of our industry. As an Umbrella company that puts the wellbeing, both personal and financial, centre stage we were appalled at the exploitation uncovered. ...

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Lewis Gosling
20th January, 2015

IT Companies On The Rise In The UK

The boom in 'app' and 'FinTech' companies led to a significant rise in the number of British IT businesses last year, the Shout 99 website reports....

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Becky Davage
15th January, 2015

Rail Contractors Fined Over Christmas Delays

Contractors involved in the overrunning of engineering works in the rail sector will face large fines for the disruption caused to services over the Christmas Period, the Construction Enquirer reports. Mark Carne, the chief executive of Network Rail, mentioned the fines in relation to the serious delays caused at Kings Cross and Paddington rail stations in London on 27 December....

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Dan Blake
13th January, 2015

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to Brighton we go…

This Summer Liquid Friday are entering a team to tackle a midnight hike known as ‘The PLOD’...

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Phillip Venn
13th January, 2015

Thousands Of New Jobs In The City Last Year

According to the Staffing Industry website, new reports have revealed that hiring in London's financial district – commonly referred to as 'the city' – increased by one fifth in 2014....

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Sarah Fazal
12th January, 2015

Contractors Asked To Offer Their Views On Revised Training Standards

As ACR News reported recently, UK building and services engineering contractors are being encouraged to join in with the consultation on amendments to training standards for apprentices within the sector....

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Alex Baines
6th January, 2015

Expert Predictions For Contracting In 2015

2015 looks set to be an important year for UK contractors, with continuing growth in the sector and demand for the core disciplines of IT, engineering, finance and construction all on the up. A recent article on the Contractor Calculator website looked in more detail at the experts' predictions for the year ahead....

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Ash Birt
5th January, 2015

Make 2015 The Year To End Auto Enrolment Mistakes

The New Year is here, and Creative Auto Enrolment is advising the 1.2 million companies that are yet to stage for auto enrolment to focus on the legislation in 2015, OnRec reports....

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