Tag Archives: Contracting News

Monster Employment Index Falls By 5 Points

The Managing Director of Monster UK and Ireland, Julian Acquari, said \”Unemployment actually fell in London more than in any other region during the three months up to February, and we are seeing online recruitment in London trend relatively favourably. Elsewhere, retail sales were seen increasing from last year\’s levels in April, something that is […]

PCG Press For Tax Reform

The Managing Director of the Professional Contractors Group, John Brazier, said “We are obviously in uncharted waters.  However, the Professional Contractors Group has established a good working relationship with both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats in Opposition, and we are confident this will continue in Government.  Both parties have expressed the need for change […]

Recruitment Messages For New Cabinet Ministers

The REC’s Head of Public Policy, Anne Fairweather, said that “An important part of the REC’s work over the last few years has been to build links with the Opposition parties, which means that we already have a good relationship with a number of the new Cabinet members. This is a good base but there […]

Private Sector Hiring Surge Expected

The positive results are almost wholly down to a hiring rebound in the private sector, especially in those areas which have been badly hit by the recession. The CIPD’s Public Policy Advisor, Gerwyn Davies, said “a sustained global economic recovery could mean a growth of full-time jobs in the private sector. This will boost private-sector […]

Top Professionals Still Keen To Work Abroad

Key Points from the Study: 28% of professionals would use an International Recruitment Agency to find a job abroad 16% of professionals would use a head hunter to find a job abroad 64% of professionals use an Internet search to conduct research into moving overseas The Chief Executive of Hydrogen Group, Tim Smeaton, said that […]

Hung Parliament worries UK Businesses

The Director General of the British Chamber of Commerce, David Frost, said that “Businesses are right to be wary about the prospect of a hung parliament. Instinctively, companies prefer a clear mandate to lead and govern. With our economy still fragile and the public finances in a dire state, the overwhelming concern is whether a […]

IT Job Board reports 54% increase in Contract Roles

The Managing Director of the IT Job Board, Alex Farrell said that “We have continued to see a rapid rise in the number of positions being advertised in the first quarter of 2010, a real sign that the market is bouncing back.\” The IT Job Board reported a 16% increase in the number of IT […]

UK Labour Market Statistics April 2010

Headline Statistics relating to the period December 2009 to February 2010 UK Employment Rate 72.1% (total of 28.82 million people unemployed) UK Unemployment Rate 8% (total of 2.50 million people unemployed Inactivity Rate 21.5% (8.16 million people of working age inactive) Total Pay (Including Bonuses) Increased by 2.3% on the same period last year Regular […]

Online Recruitment Hits 15 Month high

The results show that financial services sectors such as Banking, Finance, Insurance, Accounting, Audit and Tax registered significant increases in online demand however the biggest increases were seen by the Marketing, Public Relations and Media sectors. Geographically, London offered the most opportunities in England with a seven point increase. Other areas of England showed either […]

REC Discusses AWD Implementation With The Government

Implementation of the Agency Workers Directive may be 19 months away (AWD is due for Implementation in October 2011) however many questions have yet to be answered, including how best to calculate the 12 week derogation period, how those operating Contractor Limited Companies will be affected by contracts inside the scope of IR35 and how […]