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Keep up to date with all the latest contractor news. We have written everything in plain English, so there’s no need to go to the overly complex HMRC website to learn about any tax and accountancy related updates.

Employers looking for tech candidates with hybrid skills
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Employers looking for tech candidates with hybrid skills

Robert Half: ‘Technology initiatives have been at the heart of many businesses’ pandemic recovery efforts and underpin their plans for future growth’.

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Majority of workers believe employers need to promote better self-care
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Majority of workers believe employers need to promote better self-care

CV-Library: ‘Given the huge staff shortages in the UK, supporting self-care practices and attention to mental health are now a deciding factor for candidates when considering their next move’.

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Self-employed urged to be vigilant about self-assessment scams
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Self-employed urged to be vigilant about self-assessment scams

HMRC: ‘Scams come in many forms. Some threaten immediate arrest for tax evasion, others offer a tax rebate. Contacts like these should set alarm bells ringing’.

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Nearly half of employers have vacancies for hard-to-fill roles
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Nearly half of employers have vacancies for hard-to-fill roles

CIPD: ‘Employers have a challenging few months ahead with many anticipating increased recruitment difficulties. More business support is required from government to help employers increase their capability to invest in skills and create better quality and more productive jobs’.

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Over half of employees would rather not return to the office
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Over half of employees would rather not return to the office

Unispace: ‘With so many employees indicating a desire for workplace improvements, there is clearly a need to re-think workspaces across the UK and Ireland to encourage employees back’.

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Looming tax rises will damage economic growth, says FSB
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Looming tax rises will damage economic growth, says FSB

FSB: ‘As they attempt to focus on getting back to full strength, small firms are up against supply chain disruption, spiralling costs and debilitating skills shortages. Unfortunately, it’s against this backdrop that the government has decided to hike national insurance contributions and dividend taxation’.

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Hybrid workers at risk of ‘burnout’
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Hybrid workers at risk of ‘burnout’

Activ People: ‘The pandemic has altered the workplace forever. This brings with it enormous benefits for many workers, however there are also risks such as burnout as highlighted by the this report’.

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Self-employed reminded to add SEISS grants to tax return
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Self-employed reminded to add SEISS grants to tax return

HMRC have been contacting those who have claimed the first, second and/or third SEISS grants to ensure they add the information onto their self-assessment tax return.

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