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Autumn Statement 2014: Key Points for Contractors

During the delivery of his statement, George Osborne proudly declared the ongoing decrease of unemployment, directly referring to the increase of the self-employed population now equalling almost 15% of the UK’s entire workforce. Despite this, the 2014 statement had a very small amount of implications for this expanding sector of the workforce. We have listed a handful of the points taken from the statement that could affect you a contractor within the upcoming year;

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RECs CEO: “Recruitment Industry to thrive within next 5 years”

Following his presentation at Recruitment Live, in which he described the changing world of work and the corresponding challenges for recruiters, he outlined the importance of choosing a good platform from which to work from a technology point of view, but was keen to emphasise the need to ensure recruiters had the necessary skills to match candidates to clients successfully.

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Contractor News: UK’s first self-employed ambassador announced & Maternity pay for self-employed mothers

Following the celebration of National Freelancer Day on Wednesday 19th November earlier this month, the Government announced the appointment of David Morris MP as the UK’s first ambassador for the self-employed community. Mr Morris will be the go-to man for freelancers and contractors throughout the UK, which can only mean good news for this ever-growing workforce.

5 Tips on Working Effectively from Home as a Contractor

Some would say working from home is a luxury however others may find it hard to concentrate and actually produce good quality work when they are not in professional and structured working environment. If this relates to your situation there may be certain elements that you may need to review and change in order to ensure you are working as effectively as possible as a Contractor working from home.