HS2 looks to introduce more contracting jobs

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Preparing for retirement for a business owner

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As a business owner, it is imperative that you make plans for your retirement in the future. Here are the ways in which you ensure you have adequate preparation. For any employee, preparing for future retirement – such as entering a …

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Tips for a great work-life balance as a contractor

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One of the reasons people choose to become a contractor is to have a better work-life balance. Not being tied to regular office hours and being your own boss means you can choose exactly how you juggle your work and …

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North-South pay gap for engineers narrowing as automotive sector booms

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The pay divide between engineers in the North and the South of the country has narrowed since the financial crisis, according to an analysis by Brookson, the leading provider of accountancy services to engineering contractors. Engineers in the North of …

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How to succeed in a niche market

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Running a business within a niche market means that you are specializing in a particular product or service, which can be quite a challenge especially if you depend solely on it or are in business on your own. However, running …

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Boomerang Funding – Money Makes the World go round

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You are probably not old enough to remember Liza Minnelli singing “Money makes the world go round” for the hit movie Cabaret in 1972. A movie that had some very questionable fashion and looks. Whilst the fashion has changed since …

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