As an independent professional, contractors and freelancers have to be at the top of their respective fields in terms of knowledge and expertise. This means you should take advantage of any opportunities that come your way to enhance your knowledge as a professional.
You may see contracting as a temporary job, but you would be surprised at how you could benefit from viewing your client as not just another ‘employer’ or ‘contract provider’, but as a business relationship that needs to be nurtured.
The VAT concession for medical workers has caused confusion amongst recruitment agencies. With a majority of medical and healthcare contractors now working in the public sector via an umbrella company, recruitment agencies have found themselves facing invoices including VAT. Our article will explain the VAT concession so that your recruitment agency is fully prepared.
The NHS is facing a critical staffing crisis in 2017, with the number of unfilled postings for positions such as doctors, nurses and midwives on the rise. This has led to a £100 million recruitment windfall for recruitment agencies to fill these positions.
Since the off-payroll rules for intermediaries in the public sector came into effect on 6 April 2017, there seems to have been a mass exodus of contractors and temporary workers from the public sector. IT and technology have suffered in particular, with government projects reportedly facing delays.