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Spring Budget expected to show businesses road to recovery

Pre-Budget news reports say that an extension to the furlough scheme, a rise in corporation tax, a new round of grants for the self-employed and a £5bn fund to help hospitality and retail outlets are among the provisions anticipated for the Spring Budget, set to be announced this afternoon.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 3 March 2021

NPAworldwide predicts global bounce-back in next six months

Results of a twice-annual business barometer survey conducted by global recruitment network NPAworldwide suggest that market conditions could be ripe for improvement around the world in the next 180 days.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 1-5 MARCH 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Kennedy Executive Search, Tavernier & Van De Vijver

Recruiting temps in Germany brings new problems post-Brexit with licences being revoked

Some British recruiters providing temporary workers to employers in Germany have had their licences to do so revoked by the German Federal Employment Agency, following the UK’s exit from the European Union, a German lawyer says.

Legislation 2 March 2021

FINANCIALS: Robert Walters confirms trading update figures in year-end results

Global recruitment firm Robert Walters announced their year-end 2020 financial results today.

Financials 2 March 2021

ea Change announces management buyout

IT and business change solutions provider ea Change has announced a management buyout.

ContractsIT/Telecoms 2 March 2021

New jobs on the horizon in retail, business parks, technology

As the end of lockdown creeps ever nearer, more UK firms are looking to take on new people.

APPOINTMENTS: 1-5 MARCH 2021

This week’s appointments include: Beelivery, Remedium

PeopleRetail, Public sector 2 March 2021

REC puts forward youth mobility scheme to help solve UK talent challenge

A youth mobility programme with European countries, similar to those the UK currently has with Australia and New Zealand, could be a partial solution to the UK’s talent challenge for low-skilled roles, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has told a House of Lords sub-committee.

Legislation 1 March 2021

Acorn’s founder and MD Matt Southall announces departure

Matt Southall (pictured), founder and managing director of Acorn Recruitment, is leaving his post.

People 1 March 2021

NEW TO THE MARKET: 1-5 MARCH 2021

This week’s new launches include: Rise at Seven, Salt, The Amrop Partnership

FCSA calls on government to give more protection to contingent workers

The FCSA has requested ahead of the March Budget that the government increase resources to protect contingent workers from being exploited by non-compliant companies.

Legislation 24 February 2021

Merger for white-collar recruiters Navartis and Project Resource

White-collar technical recruitment specialist Navartis has acquired a controlling interest in Project Resource, a brand operating in the same space, it was announced today.

HMRC considering another appeal against Loose Woman presenter Adams’ IR35 tribunal ruling

HM Revenue & Customs will decide by the end of the week if it will appeal an upper-tier tribunal ruling last week that upheld radio and TV presenter Kaye Adams’s claim over her employment status.
 

Uber ruling ‘serves as wake-up call’ to organisations

A UK Supreme Court ruling last week that found Uber drivers were workers and not self-employed “throws ‘inside IR35’ into chaos”.

Legislation 23 February 2021

Firms can pay deferred VAT in smaller instalments, says HMRC

Businesses that deferred VAT payments between March and June 2020 under the VAT Payment Deferral Scheme can now join the scheme to pay it in smaller monthly instalments, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced today.

23 February 2021

Recruitment industry’s membership giants look at diversity in sector

How diverse is your recruitment business?

23 February 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s appointments include: FCSA

PeopleAccounting/Finance 23 February 2021

REC to seek more details from Adecco and PMP Recruitment over Amazon allegations

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) said today [22 February 2021] that they will be seeking “further detail” from PMP Recruitment and Adecco about alleged poor working conditions and contracts for agency workers at online retail giant Amazon.

Retail, Transport & logistics 22 February 2021

Uber drivers ruling will disrupt business world, say experts

The ruling that Uber’s 60,000 drivers can be legally classified as workers will send shockwaves around the business world. 

Campaign to open up hospitality spaces for remote workers

A campaign is underway to convince UK leaders to allow hospitality venues to reopen as a base for remote workers.

Hospitality/Leisure 22 February 2021

Tribepad partners with IPC Europe to find talent for Subway

Enterprise talent acquisition software provider Tribepad has announced a new partnership with the provider of purchasing and support services to 4,500 Subway franchisees across Europe.

ContractsRetail, IT/Telecoms 22 February 2021

NEW TO THE MARKET: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new launches include: APSCo, Meraki Talent, Sellick Partnership

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Orka Technology Group, The Curve Group

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