Self-employed professionals are often referred to by recruiters and clients as contractors or freelancers. Contracting and freelancing can be extremely rewarding, but there are some concerns that may arise when professionals are first breaking into the world of self-employment.
One of the fastest rising trends in the employment industry is the expansion of the gig economy, which involves contractors and freelancers engaging in short-term contracts that range in length from a few minutes to a few weeks.
Whether you’re a seasoned contractor or have just started contracting, you have probably thought about pensions and how you can save for your retirement.
In construction industry news, UCATT is being backed by the general council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in the ongoing campaign advocating for the rights of construction workers.
Is your fixed-term contract coming to an end? Find out how you can successfully negotiate a contract renewal with your recruiter and end client.
We look at the current trend in IT contract rates and compare them with the rates of permanent roles to answer the question: can you really earn more as an IT contractor?
If you are a contractor or freelancer who works from home, you have probably struggled at least once or twice trying to stay focused. Having a home office or even your own small work space can help increase your productivity and your free time.
The FCSA trade body for umbrella companies and accountancy providers has criticised UCATT, the construction union, for allegedly encouraging workers to protest against umbrella companies.
Do you have unpaid invoices keeping you up at night? The Mail recently reported that contractors and freelancers lose an average of £2,472 each per year due to outstanding invoices and late payments.
Summer may be ending, but there are still plenty of sports to tune into in the month of September.