All you need to know about IR35.

What is IR35? Does it apply to you? What happens if you fall “inside IR35”?

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The IR35 is a UK tax legislation in place since April 2000. It was designed to prevent self-employed contractors who are effectively employed by their end-clients from avoiding income tax and national insurance contributions. This article clarifies all you need to know about the IR35: What is IR35? Why is it called IR35? Does IR35 […]

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Recruitment Agency Jargon | All the terms you need to know

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There is a fair amount of jargon in the recruitment industry. Don’t you find it can be at the minimum confusing and irritating, and in the worst cases, intimidating? Did you notice there is a plethora of words to describe the same concept (e.g., ‘a contingent worker’, ‘an agency worker’ or ‘a temp’)? New trendy, […]

How to choose a good construction recruitment agency

How to deal with skill shortages in the UK construction industry?

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“Construction is back” Construction Skills Network ‘Construction is back’ – according to the latest Construction Skills Network report (2018-2022) from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the UK construction sector will grow between 2018 and 2022, requiring an extra 158,000 jobs.  Meanwhile, as calculated by the Farmer Review, it’s also estimated that the construction industry […]

Are gig workers different from temp agency workers?

What are the different types of temporary roles in the UK?

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Zero hour contracts, gig workers, temps, freelancers, interims, contractors, agency workers… enough to get our heads spinning. What’s the difference? Why does it matter? This article explains: What are the 3 different employment statuses in the UK? What are the employment rights of employees, workers and self-employed workers? What is the difference between a gig […]

853 temporary and permanent REC-registered recruitment agencies can help find engineering staff.

How to find great Engineering Recruitment Agencies in the UK?

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The UK has a huge demand for engineering talent but not sufficient supply. “1.8 million engineers” are needed in the UK by 2025 Engineering UK “Anticipated shortages of Engineering & Technical workers causing most anxiety for employers” Recruitment and Employment Confederation In a nutshell, the UK has a big engineering skill gap to fill! This […]

Economic uncertainties are slowing down the UK construction sector.

Is the UK construction sector on the brink of recession?

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The latest Construction PMI data, published in February 2019, showed a bleak outlook for the UK construction sector: Slowest rise in construction activity for 10 months Softest rate of job creation in construction since July 2016 Rising material prices Slowest rise in construction activity for 10 months The ‘Construction Total Activity Index’ which measures the […]