25 Sep 2020

48% of workers in accommodation and food services have less than 2 years service

With the accommodation and food services sector facing new COVID-related trading restrictions, and with the ending of the current furloughing scheme fast approaching, new ONS data highlights the extent to...

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19 Aug 2020

Three in ten SIESS claims made by construction workers

Data published by HMRC for the period ending 30 June highlights that three in ten Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) claim (31%) were made by construction workers. Whilst the average...

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31 Jul 2020

27% of UK workers are still working exclusively from home, many of them contractors

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, only 5% of UK workers predominantly operated from home. As of 8 – 12 July 2020, more than a quarter (27%) of the UK workforce...

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21 Jul 2020

Will the Job Retention Bonus save the anticipated 1 million CJRS-related job losses?

In research by YouGov in June 2020, 51% of all businesses knew that they would need to make redundancies at the end of the CJRS scheme in October 2020.

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6 Jun 2020

Cumulative value of grants and loans made to businesses through government emergency coronavirus interventions shy of £50bn

Latest market analysis by FCSA shows the value of bounce-back loans exceeds CJRS grants and just 12% of agency workers furloughed.

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14 Apr 2020

37% of temporary/casual employee jobs paid outside a monthly pay cycle

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has likely been designed with monthly paid workers in mind. However, 37% of temporary and casual roles are paid outside of the standard monthly...

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3 Jul 2019

Brexit and Freelancer Tax deals double blow for UK’s freelance workforce new research highlights

These are just some of the findings from a collaborative survey conducted by professional membership body the FCSA and cloud accounting software provider FreeAgent amongst 500 self-employed freelancers and contractors.

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29 May 2019

New research highlights confusion amongst self-employed regarding Off-Payroll reforms

One in five UK sole traders are needlessly making plans to address the impact of proposed Off-Payroll reforms despite the legislation not affecting them, new research has revealed. According to...

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8 Jan 2019

Health & social care online job adverts up 20% year-on-year as 1 in 11 NHS posts remain vacant

Following the announcement of the Government’s 10-year Plan for the NHS in early January, many commentators expressed concern that the proposals fail to tackle workforce pressures. Commenting on the proposals,...

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