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What will 2017 bring for contractors?

The year just gone brought more than its fair share of upheaval to contractors and to the future of the UK economy. The public sector IR35 reforms and Brexit alone are quite enough to cause concern. Contractors will rightly feel as though they’ve been targeted unfairly, and if ...

What has Arnold Schwarzenegger got to do with Contractor CVs?

An article by Matt Craven, Founder of The CV & Interview Advisors and Personal Branding expert.

I’m not a huge fan of the Terminator films but I’m led to believe that the machines had taken over the world and good (or bad) old Arnie was sen...

Contractors lead the Tech revolution

Backed by the government and with foreign investment pouring into technology funds in the UK, digital talent has never been in greater demand. We look at the key developments and advancements in a new era of digitalisation that is creating lots of opportunities for skilled contra...

What will Brexit mean for City contractors?

Among the many ponderables following Brexit, one of the biggest is the impact it would have on the City of London’s status as the world’s preeminent financial centre.The banking and financial services sector is a vital contributor to UK GDP growth. The City plays a starri...

The resilient labour market means good news for contractors

News that Britain’s unemployment rate has fallen to 4.8%, its lowest level since September 2005, suggests that the economy is not suffering from any post-Brexit blues. The news delighted employment minister Damian Hinds who hailed “the resilience of the UK labour market”. ...

It’s never been a better time to remortgage

Moving home can be a big hassle. We know contractors often see the value in a new mortgage on a lower interest rate. Can’t help but notice it, in fact, given how acute their eyes pick out savings.But by the time they’ve:

  • looked for (and found) a new home that...

Contractors Deliver Diversity

Recent research by global management consulting firm McKinsey has revealed that gender and ethnically diverse companies are more likely to outperform their peers by 15 and 35% respectively, while advancing women’s equality could add as much as £150bn to GDP forecasts in 2025. ...

Article 50: repercussions for contractors?

With the High Court ruling on Wednesday 3 November changing the dynamics of the Article 50 timeline, we look at the possible Brexit and political scenarios as well as the decision’s impact on the UK economy and its cohort of contractors.

The decision in the High Co...

An age-old question for contractors

With the gap between job creation and the number of graduates able to fill those vacancies forever widening, contractors in the over-50s age category will be key to the UK’s future economic prosperity. As Employment Minister, Damian Hinds said, the group offers ‘decades of...

Rich pickings for engineering contractors

The demand for specialist engineering contractors continues to rise steadily across the UK, fuelled by huge public sector maintenance projects as well as the rapid export growth of the automotive and aerospace industries.

The market for engineering specialists is c...

Secrets for Contracting Success: part 2

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Steven Baker has been contracting as a software tester...

HiredByMe launches Portable PES

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Secrets for Contracting Success: part 1

101 icon It was on his daily commute from Edinburgh to Glasgow ...