This week’s new launches include: Competex Pro, Definia, Investigo Consulting

Competex Pro, a payroll umbrella company for senior independent professionals, has announced that it has achieved approved provider status under the Professional Passport accreditation for payroll umbrella companies. The Professional Passport accreditation demonstrates the high standards that companies adhere to across all their processes, policies and procedures. It shows that Competex Pro is fit for purpose, complies with current government legislation, and adapts to legislative changes.

Investigo Consulting, part of recruitment company Investigo Group, has relaunched as Definia. Definia offers tailored services to “transform and future proof businesses” in the public and private sectors. It deploys teams of subject matter experts to help its clients deliver business initiatives, adopt new technology and bring about transformation. Investigo says the rebrand will “emphasise its own unique identity in the group’s suite of businesses”.

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