Temporary workforce

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

Soundbites: September/October 2023

What results would you like to see from the government consultation ended 29 August 2023 on umbrella companies?

12 September 2023

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 11-15 SEPTEMBER 2023

This week’s new contracts & deals include: DBSantasalo, E3 Recruitment, EMR, First Advantage Corporation, Infinite ID, Source Personnel

Creative/Digital/Media, Engineering 12 September 2023

NEW TO THE MARKET: 7-11 AUGUST 2023

This week’s new launches include: SPG Resourcing, Swift Temps, Willo

Staffline’s Recruitment GB wins extended GXO Logistics contract

Staffline’s Recruitment GB division has been awarded an extended contract by GXO Logistics.

Retail, Transport & logistics 1 August 2023

FINANCIALS: SThree remains resilient despite dip in profits

Global STEM staffing business SThree delivered a net fee performance of £208.6m for the first half of 2023, the company reported today [25 July].

Life sciences, Engineering 25 July 2023

NEW TO THE MARKET: 24-28 JULY 2023

This week’s new launches include: Professional Passport

IT/Telecoms, HR 25 July 2023

APPOINTMENTS: 17-21 JULY 2023

This week’s appointments include: Business Stream, Constantine Law, Heidrick & Struggles, Primis, Taylor Osborne, Ventula Consulting

NEW TO THE MARKET: 17-21 JULY 2023

This week’s new launches include: CV Wallet, Harvey Nash, Indeed Flex, Instant Impact, LHi Group, Populus Select, Sonovate, The City Recruiter, Working Chance

Agency staff cannot fill in for striking workers says High Court

The High Court has ruled this morning [13 July 2023] that employers can no longer use agency staff to fill in for striking workers during industrial action.

Legal 13 July 2023

Worker education for contractors needed, umbrella industry tells government

Educating contractors and freelancers was a major theme for companies submitting comment to the current government consultation, it emerged on Tuesday at the FCSA Forum in Manchester.

13 July 2023

Haven to recruit more than 1,500 team members over summer

UK holiday park operator Haven is recruiting more than 1,500 new seasonal team members across 38 of its 41 holiday parks this summer.

Hospitality/Leisure 11 July 2023

Critical issues in digital hiring

An end-to-end digital hiring experience raises issues of exclusion and dangers from AI. Sue Weekes investigates.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 12-16 JUNE 2023

This week’s new launches include: HIVE360, Localyze, Nash Squared

Government calls for industry input on umbrella consultation

The government has this week published a consultation on policy options to regulate umbrella companies and to tackle non-compliance in the umbrella company market.

7 June 2023

Consultation to clean up umbrella industry needs more work, says industry

While generally welcoming the latest government consultation around umbrella companies, voices in the recruitment and umbrella sector have also issued warnings about possible pitfalls that could result.

7 June 2023

NEW TO THE MARKET: 5-9 JUNE 2023

This week’s new launches include: Ceridian, Next Ventures, Sonovate, Storm5, Talent Solutions Right Management, The SANS Institute

Retail, Marketing 7 June 2023
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