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How Brexit Will Affect Contractors
marketing | 12 February 2019
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Brexit day is fast approaching and there is little certainty over how the negotiations will turn out.

Whatever happens, Brexit is likely to impact contractors in the UK. There may be some benefits in the short and long term, but many contractors are also likely to face some restrictions on their work.

In this blog post, we investigate the most likely Brexit outcomes and how they will affect contractors in the UK.

CENTRE STAGE: CONTRACTORS PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN GETTING THE UK ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK
marketing | 25 June 2015
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The UK’s improving financial performance has been helped, in a large way, by contractors. That is one of the conclusions offered in the RSA’s (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce) recent report on how small business benefits the UK’s economy.

Small businesses, the rise of the self-employed and the role of contractors were all factors in driving UK productivity and righting the titling ship in a post-2008 Britain.

Umbrella’s Louise Sayers had this to say on the report’s findings: “Well at Umbrella HQ we are often singing the praises of contractors, so this report chimes perfectly with that! Its just further affirmation of the positive role contractors play in our economy bouncing back and improving year on year.”

Finance Contractors
marketing | 6 August 2015
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Demand for finance and accounting contractors has increased dramatically over the past year and is poised for further growth, a new report suggests.

Britain's Digital Future

2014 has been and gone, and Europe’s digital economy has been reviewed. Things make interesting, if not exactly great reading for the UK. Although Great Britain is Europe’s sixth best digital performer, it is still out-performed by the likes of Denmark, Finland and Belgium.