Temporary workforce

Government update on bad umbrellas “underwhelming”

Industry commentators have dismissed yesterday’s promise to introduce a statutory due diligence requirement later this year as “a big fat nothing burger”.

19 April 2024

Nicholas Associates Group appoints Kendall COO

Rotherham-headquartered recruitment specialist Nicholas Associates Group (NAG) has strengthened its executive board with the appointment of Kelly Kendall as chief operating officer.

LEGISLATION: Employment changes bring new rights from day one

Along with April showers, this month brings the UK a number of employment law and payment rate changes.

5 April 2024

Game-changing moment as HMRC eases up on double taxation

Experts say that changes for the IR35 legislation represent “a game-changing moment” in the history of the controversial legislation as a new policy aims to prevent double taxation.

4 April 2024

HMRC employment tool CEST not updated in five years

The underlying decision engine of HM Revenue & Customs’ Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool has not been updated in five years.

26 March 2024

IPS faces £900k penalty for failing to co-operate with HMRC

A tax avoidance promoter whose schemes were used by locum doctors and nurses faces a £900k penalty for failing to co-operate with HM Revenue & Customs, the tax authority announced today [22 March 2024].

Spring Budget: Lukewarm response from recruitment industry

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget has received a lukewarm response from recruitment bodies and others with interests in the sector.

7 March 2024

Warning over new tax avoidance scheme exposed by HMRC

A complex tax avoidance scheme that moves income offshore has been exposed by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) last Thursday [29 February 2024], with anyone who has joined the arrangement warned to get out of it as soon as possible.

5 March 2024
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Loan charge scandal takes a new twist with s.684 notices

Highly controversial s.684 notices have added to the mire surrounding the Loan Charge.

4 March 2024

Government committee says HMRC ‘is apparently struggling to cope’

The government’s Public Accounts Committee has today [28 February 2024] launched a scathing report on HM Revenue & Customs’ 2022-23 performance.

HR 28 February 2024

Loan Charge crisis rumbles on with uncovering of new notices

The Loan Charge scandal has been engulfed by further condemnation, with the uncovering of the highly controversial s.684 notices yesterday by Sky News [20 February 2024] as politicians round on the crisis and call for a full investigation on the matter.

21 February 2024

14 recruitment companies make HMRC shame list

Staffline and Randstad Solutions are among the recruitment businesses named yesterday [20 February] by HMRC for failing to pay workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

21 February 2024

APPG launches to highlight flexible family-friendly working

A Flexible and Family-Friendly Working All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was launched in the House of Commons yesterday [6 February 2024].

7 February 2024

Morson Group announces majority investment by Onex Partners

UK-based engineering and technical recruitment firm Morson Group has announced the completion of a majority investment by Onex Partners (Onex).

Loan Charge debate gets muted response from government

An impassioned debate last Thursday [18 January 2024] about the Loan Charge and Tax Fairness in the House of Commons led to little reaction from the finance secretary to the Treasury, Nigel Huddleston.

23 January 2024

MPs to debate Loan Charge in House of Commons

The House of Commons will hold a debate on Thursday [18 January 2024] on the Loan Charge.

16 January 2024

FINANCIALS: Hays announces 10% fall in group fees

Group fees at global recruiter Hays dropped by 10% in the second quarter of the company’s 2024 financial year, the recruiter has announced.

9 January 2024

US Dept of Labor issues final rule on contractors

In a move that will evoke interest from UK contractors and employers, the US Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a final rule on whether a worker may be considered an independent contractor.

9 January 2024

Blackpool Pleasure Beach to recruit ‘hundreds’ of jobs

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is gearing up for its 2024 season with a recruitment drive to fill more than 100 job vacancies.

Availability continues to rise for both perm and temp candidates

November saw increased availability of workers for the ninth straight month of the year, countered by lingering economic uncertainty and hesitancy to commit to new hires.

11 December 2023


This week’s new launches include: CitySprint, Josh Bersin Company, Randstad Digital, Search Capital, Sterling Check


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Liberty Bishop International, Liquid Friday, Maxwell Bond, Morson Talent, Severn Trent


This week’s new launches include: Berry Recruitment, Gudman Leadership, Mitie, TalentPredix, Wiley Edge

GLAA suspends its brief on treatment of holiday pay

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is suspending a new brief setting out a contentious position on the treatment of holiday pay and how to comply with their Licensing Standards.

13 November 2023

Simplifying the process

In a world of changing payments and regulations, the professional employer organisation is here to help.

HR, Accounting/Finance 10 November 2023