Monthly Archives: April 2010

Buying Solutions Signs £6 Billion IT Deal

The 20 IT Suppliers signed up to the framework agreement are: NS Group Bull Information Systems Civica Services Computacenter CSA Equanet Ergo Computing European Electronique Insight Direct Fujitsu Services Misco Phoenix Software Probrand Softcat Software Box Specialist Computer Center Stone Computers Kelway Trustmarque Solutions Viglen Commenting on the framework a Buying Solutions spokesman said “the […]

HMRC Trial Offshore IT Application Development

The HMRC have asked Capgemini, the organisations Information Technology supplier, to arrange the off-shoring work. Following the 18 month trial period the HMRC will reassess whether the trial has been a success and if so will look to off-shore more application development work. Commenting on the announcement an HM Revenue and Customs spokesman said that […]

LinkedIn App For Blackberry Users

The new application will allow Blackberry Smartphone users to: Remotely access their professional social network Sync Linkedin with Blackberry Contacts, Calendar and Messaging applications Quickly contact users within the social network The news came just days before the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) launched its ‘2020 Technology Report’ in which the recruitment industry body highlighted […]

REC 2020 Technology Report

The REC’s report looks at: Cloud Computing Data / Memory Storage and Management Data Security, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Green IT and Clean Technology Mobile Communications Social Networking Unified Communications and real time services delivered to a single device Nano Hardware & Soft Technologies Many of the technological advancements detailed in the report are […]

Search For Jobs On Direct.Gov.UK

The Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, Darra Singh said that “The Jobcentre Plus database is the largest jobs database in Europe and receives over a million job searches every working day. Directgov, Jobcentre Plus and Businesslink have been working together to make sure that people looking for a job can find what they need via […]

IR35 To Be Scrapped?

IR35 Background The Labour Government introduced IR35 (Intermediaries Legislation) in April 2000 in an attempt to remove the opportunity for workers to avoid employed levels of tax and national insurance by using an intermediary such as a Limited Company. The government argued that if the intermediary were removed the worker would be considered an employee […]

Immigration Compliance In 2011

The announcement follows the launch of the new Highly Trusted Sponsor Scheme for Tier 4 Licensed Organisations (Academic Institutions dealing with foreign Students). The new scheme will aim to streamline the application process for Sponsors and to allow the UK Border Agency to concentrate limited on site immigration audit bandwidth on high risk and poorly […]

Immigration Cap Unworkable Says IPPR

Speaking on The Politics Show the leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, said that “I think we need to set the cap each year according to the needs of the economy. That\’s not something you can do in advance. The reason for capping immigration in my view is there have been pressures in the […]

Hays Recruitment Calls For Immigration Reform

Speaking at the launch of a new joint report with Reform, the independent think tank, Mr Cox said that there are “more than 8 million non-working adults in this country and yet many of the employers we speak to daily are suffering severe shortages of staff with the appropriate skills\”. He went on to say […]