Public sector

Letters: August 2018

Readers' responses to stories on recruiter.co.uk.

BBC offers one-off payout to off-payroll workers

The BBC is helping some of its employees settle accountancy bills connected to their compliance with off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 16-20 JULY 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Arch Apprentices, Hays, IPSE, Route1 International, Staffline, TeacherActive, Tile Hill Interim Management

Gurkha regiment to recruit women from 2020

The Gurkhas are to allow female recruits for the first time from 2020.

Diversity/Inclusion 16 July 2018

HMRC bags £400m+ from public sector off-payroll working rules

The country’s coffers have been boosted to the tune of £410m in income tax and National Insurance Contributions as a result of off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

FINANCIALS: Hays sees profit rise across all regions

Recruitment giant Hays has posted a 15% year-on-year increase in net fee income (NFI) with GP growth across all regions including the UK & Ireland.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 9-13 JULY 2018

This week’s launches include: Accenture, Crown World Mobility, Dynamite Recruitment, Engage Talent Partners, ETZ Payments, Real Time Consultants

Recruiters among over 200 employers named for not paying NMW

Six recruiters appear in the government’s latest list of employers found to have underpaid National Living and National Minimum Wage.

HMRC’s lack of MOO in CEST is farcical, say industry experts

HM Revenue & Customs has come under fire from industry figures for confirming a key test for determining a person’s worker status does not feature in its Check Employment Status Tool (CEST).

Wanted: Immigration officer to check one plane a week in St Helena

Fancy getting away from all this talk about the World Cup and relocating to a remote island in the South Atlantic?

In-house recruitment 9 July 2018

Contractors to resist off-payroll contracts, according to survey

Recruiters have backed up findings from ContractorCalculator revealing massive contractor resistance toward taking contracts that would place them inside of IR35.

FINANCIALS: Staffline trades in line with expectations

Staffline is trading in line with expectations, according to a trading update, released by the recruitment and training organisation.

Recruiters back government plans to improve suppliers’ diversity

Recruiters have welcomed government plans to require its biggest suppliers to publish data and action plans to improve the diversity of their workforce.

UK maritime industry gears up to meet tides of change

The UK’s maritime industry is using Seafarers Awareness Week, which runs until 30 June, to raise awareness of the type of employment opportunities in the sector both today and in the future.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 18-22 JUNE 2018

This week’s contracts include: Abbott Laboratories, Capita, City Bridge Trust, CivilisedBank, ClearStar, Curve Group, Dartmouth Partners, Head Medical, Literacy Capital, John Lewis, Mayor of London’s Young Londoners Fund, MERJE, Ministry of Defence, SAP, Volcanic, Workday

18 June 2018
DeeDee Doke, editor

Editor's Leader JULY 2018

UK leadership at government level is in crisis.

18 June 2018

Doctors and nurses to be excluded from visa cap

The government has confirmed it will exclude doctors and nurses from the cap on skilled worker visas.

15 June 2018

Visa cap set to be waived for NHS

Recruiters have welcomed reports government is about to relax immigration rules to enable more doctors and nurses from outside the EU to come and work in the UK.

Newly awarded rail project in Wales will lead to hundreds of jobs

The Welsh Government’s billion-pound contract to upgrade the railway network in South Wales will create hundreds of new jobs.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 4-8 JUNE 2018

This week’s contracts & deals include: Centro Group, greenbean by NRG, Green Park, Workforce Staffing

Javid promises to revisit visa caps for skilled workers

Recruiters have backed a commitment from the home secretary to take a “fresh look” at the cap on the number of skilled workers being given visas.

Education secretary cracks down on ‘excessive’ agency fees for schools

Recruiters will have to review their business strategy and the fees they charge in light of a crackdown on agencies that charge schools in England “excessive” fees to find and hire staff.

Staff to share in Kinetic as firm becomes employee-owned

Recruitment and payroll services firm Kinetic has become employee-owned.

ContractorCalculator rejects HMRC fact sheet claims on CEST

The CEO of ContractorCalculator, an online portal for contractors and freelancers, is disputing claims made by HM Revenue & Customs about the accuracy of HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax service (CEST) tool.

JobsOutlook shows employers more confident in economy

Employer confidence in the economy has rebounded, turning positive for the first time since last summer, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

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