This week’s appointments include: Keystream Group, Realm Recruit

• Healthcare, public sector and life sciences IT recruitment and consultancy firm Keystream Group has hired four staff on the back of a strong year in 2020. Karima Dakhama joins as divisional manager, local government, and Chris Knights, also a divisional manager, strengthens the firm’s NHS capabilities. Julia Dixon joins as framework manager, supporting the business with its Crown Commercial Services placements. Millicent Barr joins the compliance team, to help maintain service levels with an increased number of contractors.

• Altrincham-based specialist legal recruitment consultancy Realm Recruit has added a new junior consultant to its team and promoted three others. Daniel Clarke joins Realm as junior consultant, after working at Robert Walters as a resourcer. Lucy Wickham has progressed from junior consultant to associate consultant, senior consultant Paula Pawlowska has been promoted to principal consultant and administration manager Rebecca Hopwood is now office manager.

Recruitment industry criticises NI increases for social care reforms

The announcement yesterday [7 September] of National Insurance (NI) and dividend tax increases to cover NHS and social care reforms has been roundly criticised by representatives of the recruitment sector and umbrella workers.

Legislation 8 September 2021


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beeken Reeves, Caval, Compono, ettain, GKR London, Greenbean, idibu, ManpowerGroup

Contracts 6 September 2021

FINANCIALS: Empresaria’s profits up, but revenue declines

Global and multi-sector recruitment group Empresaria has announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2021.

Financials 12 August 2021

HMRC slaps tax fine on Home Office for wrong IR35 assessments

HM Revenue & Customs has been busy dishing out penalties for unpaid tax due to wrong off-payroll workers’ status.

Legislation 30 July 2021