Category Archives: Contracting News

Autumn Statement 2014

The government’s intention to carry out a review of overarching contracts of employment, as announced in the Autumn Statement 2014, is of most relevance to umbrella companies and contractors. A discussion paper will be published in time to inform possible action in the 2015 Budget. The reason given for the review in the Autumn Statement […]

More Job Opportunities But Don’t Pop The Champagne Corks Yet

According to a report in the FT  UK graduate job opportunities are rising, leading to a return to pre-crisis (2007) levels of university leavers employment opportunities. A survey of the UK’s top 100 companies including Rolls Royce, Sainsbury’s and the BBC says graduate vacancies will see their largest annual growth since 2009. Martin Birchall, Managing […]

Thames Island Airport Plan | Boris Island

As Boris Johnson enjoyed an aerial tour over Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok airport he was showing us that his plan for a Thames Island airport also known as Boris Island is structurally achievable. Chek Lap Kok airport was built on land reclaimed from the sea and although only completed in 1998 is the world’s […]

Jobs for Oil, Gas & Renewable Energy Consultants in Aberdeen

A report published in Novemeber 2012 by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) revealed that Aberdeen was one of the three happiest locations in the UK – Oxford and Reading/Bracknell were the others – and the most contented in Scotland. With Aberdeen this is due in no small part to their second oil boom which continues to bring prosperity […]

Gap between Public & Private Sector Pay Widening

A Director of Policy Exchange, Neil O’Brian, said that \”Public sector pay has got hugely out of control. There is pressure on budgets like never before because of the deficit. If the unions want to preserve their members\’ jobs they have to realise that pay is an issue which will have to be looked at.\” […]

British Workers under represented in Europe due to foreign language skills

The Head of the European Parliament Information Office in the United Kingdom, Michael Shackleton, said that “People like me are coming to retirement and it’s very clear there are not enough people to take our places. I think it matters at all levels of the institutions not just at the highest levels. Having people from […]

First IR35 Forum meeting reports progress

Key Points from the meeting minutes: Draft guidance should be written to reassure those who are clearly \’outside the ambit\’ of IR35, that they need not worry about IR35 compliance. The move to specialist IR35 teams should improve the likelihood of inconsistency when selecting compliance targets. The Forum will consider creating a \’Gateway Test\’ to […]