Contractor vacancies up 13% since pandemic
Editor | 31 August 2022
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Uncertainty around recruitment has led to an increase in the number of opportunities for contractors, according to research from APSCo.

While Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show that the number of new permanent vacancies is beginning to slow compared to Pre-Covid, APSCo data shows that opportunities for contractors increased 13% in July 2022 compared to July 2019.

Permanent opportunities decreased 23% in this same period.

IPSE names worst offending late payers

In an effort to improve payment practices for self-employed workers, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has named the worst offending late payers in the UK.

Since April 2017, large companies have been required to report their payment practices to the UK government. IPSE has collated information from the latest data release to find the ten companies that take the longest time to pay.

The information covers payments to limited company contractors and other businesses. Payments to umbrella contractors are not included in this information, as these contractors are paid by PAYE.