Temporary workforce

GLAA prevents woman illegally supplying workers to agencies

Investigators from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have used legal powers to prevent a Romanian woman from supplying workers without a licence.

21 August 2020

Agency workers in sandwich factory could lead to staff walk-out

The use of agency workers at a pre-packed sandwich factory in Northampton is threatening to ignite a staff walk-out, according to the BBC.

Industrial/Manufacturing 7 August 2020

ANALYSIS: International contractor recruitment – where’s hot and where’s not?

Covid-19’s impact on the world of international contractor recruitment has certainly been extensive, with travel restrictions causing many projects to be put on hold throughout the last few months.

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 5 August 2020

Jobs still being created despite recent gloom

Off the back of dismal job news in recent days and weeks, good job news is surfacing in the construction, energy and hospitality sectors with announcements from both government and the private sector.

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 4 August 2020

North-West recruiter enjoys summer boom in temp placements

A Birkenhead-headquartered recruitment business reports it is enjoying significant success in placing more temporary workers this summer in driving, logistics, distribution and warehousing jobs than at the same time in previous years.

Retail, Transport & logistics 4 August 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 3-7 AUGUST 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Coding Ninjas, CV-Library, Hirist, Kingdom Services Group, Recruitly, Robin Recruitment Healthcare

Implications of HMRC’s IR35 win in Hawksbee case unclear

IR35 experts say it is too early to say what the implications are of a rare win for HMRC in a case involving radio and comedy writer Paul Hawksbee.

Creative/Digital/Media 29 July 2020

GLAA rescues 10 Romanian workers from potential exploitation

Following the rescue of a Romanian woman from a property in Haverhill Suffolk, who was suspected of being at risk of modern slavery and labour exploitation, a further 10 Romanians have been safeguarded as part of an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

23 July 2020

Flexible working expected to rise post-Covid, says redwigwam report

Both workers and employers expect to see more flexible working in a post-Covid world, according to a new report.

23 July 2020

The Big Story: A big splash in a different kind of pool

Paralympian Liz Johnson set up The Ability People to redress the employment gap for people with disabilities. Colin Cottell found out more

22 July 2020

Viewpoint: New ways of working

Becoming more flexible out of lockdown.

22 July 2020

Recruitment bright spots amid jobs carnage

After Marks & Spencer’s announcement yesterday that it plans to shed 900 jobs – just the latest in a litany of bad news on the jobs front – recruiters could be excused for feeling a bit gloomy.

Government commits to education and support for private sector tax reforms

The government has offered support for businesses following the new off-payroll rules affecting the private sector.

17 July 2020

Pluck takes over from Kermode as CEO at FCSA

Phil Pluck (pictured) has this week been appointed CEO of the Freelancers and Contractors Services Association.

17 July 2020

Employee numbers down but Avon reports surge in new reps calling

The number of employees on payrolls in the UK was down in June by nearly 650,000 from March this year, but the decline appears to be slowing.

Marketing & Sales, Retail 16 July 2020

NHS Employers warns social care could collapse without international recruitment

NHS Employers, the employers’ organisation for the NHS in England, warns that the country’s social care system could collapse without recruiting internationally for staff.

Public sector, Social care 16 July 2020

Agency workers win tribunal against Royal Mail and Angard over status

The Royal Mail Group and Angard Staffing Solutions have lost an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling over the status of agency workers.

Transport & logistics 14 July 2020

Parkdean Resorts looks to recruit 1,500 for predicted UK holiday boom

UK holiday chain Parkdean Resorts has created 1,500 jobs as it predicts a fully booked summer, according to online news service Bdaily.

Working practices and pay in clothing factories investigated in Leicester

Leicestershire Police, along with the Gangmasters Labour and Abuse Authority (GLAA) and the National Crime Agency, are among the organisations looking into allegations about how workplaces and factories in Leicester have been or are operating during the lockdown.

Parliament deals final blow to anti-IR35 private sector roll-out

It’s full steam ahead now for the April 2021 roll-out to the private sector of the Off-Payroll rules, following Parliament’s acceptance yesterday [1 July 2020] of the Finance Bill.

2 July 2020

SSP rebate rules hit temp agencies unfairly

Temp recruitment agencies are unfairly affected by the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate rules.

Umbrella Parasol to protect contractors up to November

Umbrella company Parasol has announced it will absorb the full cost of employer’s National Insurance (NI) and pension contributions for all of its furloughed contractors from August.

2 July 2020

Action needed to avert labour market crisis, says report

With unemployment widely expected to rise over the coming months as the government furlough scheme is withdrawn, a new report has called on the government to take a two-pronged approach to avert a labour market crisis.

Retail, Social care 30 June 2020

Recruitment businesses face ‘cliff edge’ as government support scaled back

Insolvency experts familiar with the recruitment sector have added their voices to warnings that the industry is headed for a fall as government support for business is withdrawn over the coming months.

29 June 2020

Nearly nine out of 10 contractors are outside IR35, says Qdos

As recruitment agencies and employers prepare for the rollout of the off-payroll reforms in the private sector next April, nearly nine out of 10 status determinations to date resulted in contractors being deemed to be outside of IR35, according to IR35 specialist Qdos.

29 June 2020
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