Posted by Alex Turner
Demand for freelancers and limited company contractors could be set to increase because British firms are starting to see their order books swell once more.
According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), 17 per cent of firms said that the amount of business on their books in June was greater than normal.
A further 27 per cent said that they expect business to increase over the next three months and that is likely to create further employment opportunities.
CBI chief economic adviser, Ian McCafferty, said that the figures make very positive reading after a period which has been very tough for the majority of UK companies.
"Despite facing continued instability within the eurozone, UK manufacturers have seen a modest re-bound in orders from both their domestic and export markets," he explained.
"As a result, firms are expecting output to pick up over the next quarter, although the pace of growth is still expected to be somewhat lower than earlier in the year."