Debates on tax, IR35, T&S and the impending zombie apocalypse.
We don't know what's going to happen on 25th November when the Autumn Statement is published but I think we're all agreed that our industry will be hit in some way - whether it will be a swift uppercut or a knock out punch we don't know :eyes Whatever happens I really think that our voice needs to...
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Both myself and my wife contract through the same Limited company, and have done for +10 years. While most of her contracts have been through agencies, mine are usually direct.
Her current contract is with the Public Sector, thru an agency - so there is concern that they'll from April pay her...
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Plumber wins workers' rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers - BBC News
I currently work part-time (60%) dealing with online documentation indexing and organisation for a small Swiss NGO in Geneva. My wife works in the UK and I'm looking to relocate back home, not least because on an NGO salary the cost of accommodation and compulsory health insurance in Geneva is...
EDIT: Sorry for the title typo; should be BEIS World of Work Forum
A group of MPs called the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee are investigating work and employment conditions. You can help them.
Do you have experience of agency work, being self-employed, working casual hours...
I think that we need to look beyond IR35, to see ourselves as working beyond that and to show companies that contractors are still a valuable resource.
As I'm in a project building a new cloud environment for a client, it's suddenly occurred to us that contractors need to sell themselves in the...
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I in need of a little advice as I am really unsure of which path to take
I currently work for 1 agency who provide workers to the NHS, I have just joined another agency to do the same work but in a different trust.
I also run a little cleaning buisiness, dont make much but classed...
Bike courier wins 'gig' economy employment rights case
Bike courier wins 'gig' economy employment rights case - BBC News
This is going to be interesting.
What is your view of work from the GCLoud in terms of the new proposed IR35 rules?
So GCloud = Public sector portal where PS companies can find services and products from approved suppliers, and visa-versa (companies bidding for PS deliveries)
So if you win a Gcloud contract to supply...
Currently recruiting for a SQL developer and spoke to an agency today from our PSL. Talked through a few candidate CVs. As I'm in private sector agent asked if I'd consider someone from the PS (as in the JD I'd stated I need a proactive individual who can work on own initiative .... are PS...
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So come April will going direct have any advantages over agency in the public sector? I'm currently direct but thinking agencies may have some structure setup to get round the new rules. I don't see that being possible direct. Anyone got any thoughts?
It has become almost impossible to find IT jobs and contracts in UK, mainly due to import (immigration) of IT staff on ICT (Intra company Transfer) visa by companies like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, IBM, Tech-Mahindra, Cognigant etc (just to name a few)! Several IT workers in UK are unemployed.
I'm sure the PCG and QDOS have considered this already, but they could perhaps save the day by coming up with an insurance product for agencies/intermediaries.
After all the IR35 legislation has not actually changed. QDOS and PCG are currently insuring contractors directly, why can they not...
Sunday morning reading, ruminating and musing
Based the recent Autumn 2016 statement from the chancellor
"From 6th April the responsibility for determining IR35 status in public sector engagements will shift from the contractor to the party paying them, which will usually be the recruitment...
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