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The Evolving Face of the Contractor Industry

March 21, 2015

An evolving and dynamic society has led to a significant increase in the ratio of temporary and contract workers to the rest of the employed population according to research by professional services consulting firm Procorre. This growth has been maintained in recent years, even as the contributory effects of the 2008 recession have waned. This […]

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Changes to Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) May 2014

May 1, 2014

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) were originally introduced to help both employers and employees understand their rights when the business they manage or work for is taken over or sold. A UK adaptation of the European Union Business Transfers Directive, it forms a crucial part of UK labour law, protecting employers when […]

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Call for Budget re-think of tax rules on training costs

March 17, 2014

Rules on which training costs can be deducted as a business expense are damaging the development of the UK’s skill base and needs to be re-thought in time for this year’s Budget, says the Professional Representation Network, the talent management service for contractors. The Professional Representation Network explains that current tax rules discourage self-employed contractors, […]

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New rules mean UK contractors should work overseas for a full year to be certain of complying with “labyrinthine” UK system over residency

March 11, 2014

UK contractors should sign a contract to work overseas before April 6th 2014 and continue to work overseas until April 5th 2015 to ensure their income is exempt from UK income tax, says Von Essen, the leading providers of tax advisory services to international contractors.  This means that contractors will comply with a new, stricter […]

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