Category: Contractors

Tackling CV fraud: Employers must be consistent with background checks

Sterling: ‘Robust screening processes and confirmation of an individual’s previous work experience are crucial for a huge number of roles, regardless of the level of the individual’.

Employers must take necessary measures to protect staff from Coronavirus threat, says CIPD

With the government unveiling its action plan to deal with the Coronavirus threat, it has highlighted that at the peak of this event, a fifth of workers could be absent from work.

Business confidence on the up

Overall business confidence remained at 23%, having increased for five consecutive months to January’s 14-month high.

IR35 review findings ‘Step in right direction’, says AAT

HMRC has published the findings of the government review into the IR35 off-payroll working rules that are due to come into force in April 2020.

Robust background screening needed to fight fraud

Sterling: ‘With an explosion of ‘diploma mills’, where fake qualifications can be easily obtained – dishonesty is becoming easier than ever.’

High number of UK SMEs not prepared for cyber attacks

“Small businesses are not immune to cyber attacks and data breaches and are often targeted specifically because they often fail to prioritise security.”

New immigration policy threatens to cut firms off from vital skills

The government has announced details of the immigration system that is to come into force on the 1st January 2021.

UK exports at an all-time high

2019 was a record-breaking year for UK exports, with goods exports to non-EU countries growing by 13.6% from 2018.