Tags: Contractors

A third of contractors have increased their day rate by 50%

The UK’s growing economy is directly affecting the UK’s contractor workforce, who today confirmed a growth in availability of work and contract rates, based on new research from Crunch Accounting. The research, conducted by Crunch Accounting last month, questioned contractors across the country, including IT consultants, writers and designers. In the past 12 months more…

Derek Kelly: Handling HR disputes with contractors and freelancers

First things first, allow me to be clear. Contractors and freelancers are, on the whole, a fantastic group. Speaking as someone who has looked after the needs of tens of thousands of them over the years, I can confirm that they are an excellent source of innovation, inspiration and expertise for businesses of varying sizes across…

45% of UK contractors are putting themselves at risk by using a PSC solution

More than 48% of UK contractors are using some form of Personal Service Company (PSC) solution to manager their affairs, whether managed by themselves or by a third party. That’s according to new research undertaken by FPS Group, the Umbrella Company administrator for Contractors, and ContractJobs.com, the jobs board for freelance professionals. Perhaps more surprisingly,…