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The government has outlined its planned route for Phase Two of the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway network. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling wants the route to offer transport from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds, providing a …

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HMRC has made available the draft legislation regarding how IR35 reform changes will be applied for public sector engagements, as announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Alongside the legislation, HMRC has also produced a technical guidance note to support the …

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The use of locum doctors in hospitals has increased by 62% over the last six years as hospitals struggle with staffing shortages and doctors increasingly favour flexible working, according to an analysis by Brookson, the leading provider of accountancy services …

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Autumn Statement Key Outputs The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has today presented his first Autumn Statement to Parliament. The Autumn Statement was the Chancellor’s first opportunity to outline his priorities for taxes and spending in the wake of …

Autumn Statement 2016: Contractors’ Wishlist

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With only a week to go until Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement we wait with bated breath to see what the new chancellor will announce on Wednesday November 23rd and how his offerings will impact the UK’s contract workforce, writes …

 

Why do contractors need Occupational Personal Accident Cover?

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The number of contractors in the UK is constantly growing as people increasingly feel empowered to take their future employment into their own hands are attracted by the benefits of less hours, more pay and a varied workload. However, with …

 

Tax changes for locums – April 2017 changes afoot

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Following an initial “tease” of information in the Government’s Budget Announcement in March this year, HMRC has released information on reforming the tax legislation affecting locum workers engaged with public sector bodies, including the NHS. What is affected? The changes …

 

Supply Chain Compliance – What recruiters and hirers really need to know.

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Supply chain compliance has recently become the hottest topic among most of the recruiters we work with. For the 15 years that I have been involved in the sector, there have always been challenges associated with legislative change impacting all …

 

Are you prepared for a potential cyber attack?

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The changing nature and innovative trends of digital technology means it has become heavily incorporated into all aspects of our everyday lives, including business. However, this has meant that we are now more prone to potential cyber attacks, and business …

 

Pay for IT professionals in the North growing four times faster than the South

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Pay for IT professionals in the North of England is growing four times faster than pay in the South, according to an analysis by Brookson, a leading provider of accountancy services to IT contractors. IT professionals in the North of …