Regardless of whether you are new to contracting or a seasoned pro, there always seems to be someone out there who has a list of reasons why you won’t be able to get a mortgage.
The government has announced a consultation process on their plans to fully legalise rolled-up holiday pay, making it easier for umbrella company workers to know how much they’ll be paid
Fiscal drag will push 55,000 working parents into the childcare tax trap, according to new analysis by the Centre for Economics and Business Research
The headline measures in Jeremy Hunt’s ‘back to work’ budget will benefit expectant parents and some higher earners, but a lack of action on tax brackets will leave many workers worse off.
In the 2023 Budget, the main policy announcements for employees revolve around childcare and pension reform.
A large trial of the four day working week in UK companies has been hailed a ‘major breakthrough’, with almost all of the participating companies choosing to continue using a shortened working pattern.
Staff participating in the scheme reported a much improved work-life balance and companies reported maintained or improved business productivity in almost every case.
The six-month trial, which involved 61 companies, found that 56 of them will continue with the four-day week, with 18 opting to make it a permanent change.
Innovate UK is the latest public sector body facing a hefty tax bill as a result of non-compliance with off-payroll working (IR35) legislation.
The results of a new study from Rest Less show that flexible work is increasingly popular with the over-50s.
Jobs website Indeed has reported a significant increase in the number of workers seeking out additional part time and casual work to cope with the cost of living crisis.
The recruitment platform found that searches for ‘weekend only’ work and ‘night shift part-time’ jobs were up 120% and 110% respectively in the three months to January 2023.
The data also showed a surge in searches for low-skilled jobs, with searches for 'warehouse part-time' increasing by 252% and 'retail part-time' increasing by 124%.
Employers and HR bodies have called for urgent reform of the Apprenticeship Levy. Some critics say the current system is inflexible and inaccessible, while others complain it benefits people that are already in management positions.
Tesco’s Chief Executive Ken Murphy has been particularly scathing of the scheme, which affects all large employers - including umbrella companies.