Tag Archives: contractors

Employment Law

Worker – or self-employed?

Being self-employed is generally considered a great freedom giver. Being your own boss and determining when and who you work for and for how much is pretty much the dream!…

Recruiters – what do the IR35 changes mean to you?

If you’re a recruiter then you’ll probably be well aware of the change to public sector IR35 rules, which apply as from 6th April 2017 under the finance bill. This…

Would you trust a tradesperson?

In the UK, an unprecedented 60% of consumers think that tradespeople are untrustworthy. So what can you do as a tradesperson to beat the ‘Rogue Trader’ stereotype? Here are our…

Umbrella companies to go the extra mile from April 2016

Changes to UK legislation around expenses and proving employment status is set to alter the way umbrella companies and contractors work together from April 2016. In a nutshell, Umbrella companies…

Who are Britain’s most popular tradesmen?

It’s probably not surprising that, when it comes selecting a tradesmen, cost tends to be a major factor for customers. However, everything from the way they dress, to their manners…

The Increase of Electrical Contractor Business

Since the recession began in 2008, businesses in the UK have been waiting for signs that the economy is picking up. With the recent growth in the electrical contractor sector,…

False Self-Employment – how will it affect you?

Are your contractors employed or self-employed, and how does it affect you as a Recruiter? If you aren’t aware of the term false self-employment this relates to the situation where…

renewable energy

Key insurances for Renewable Energy Traders

In the current climate, starting up a renewable energy installation company may seem a great idea; however as with all businesses it doesn’t come without risk. Many insurance quotations will…

When it comes to insurance the devil’s in the detail

Obtaining the right insurance can seem like a minefield of technical jargon and fine print. However, getting it wrong can leave you and your business financially exposed. You get what…