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  • IR35 coming to the private sector in 2020

    / 6 December /
    Due to changes introduced in the Autumn Budget, from autumn 2020, off-payroll working rules which have only been applicable to the public sector will be also implemented in the private sector as well. What this means, is that the end client (hiring manager) of a worker will now be in the position
  • Autumn Budget 2018

    / 30 October /
    By far and away the biggest announcement impacting the UK’s flexible workforce in today’s Budget is the Government’s decision to roll out changes to IR35 in the private sector in April 2020 but only where services are provided to a medium or large business (definition yet to be
  • How the industry can salvage the aftermath of the Post- Brexit Talent Crisis

    / 23 August /
    Twelve months have passed since the UK took the bold step to cease being a member of the EU. Also, the EU has around nine months to rally the final terms of their exit. However, recruiters are eagerly awaiting the final conditions of the Brexit deal to be finalised before they find out just how
  • Mirroring England’s Young World Cup Team in Engineering

    / 19 July /
    Alas, the cup didn’t come home. However, it's wasn't all doom and gloom as 4th placed England at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia, were not initially expected to perform wonders. However, in the course of the tournament, the belief grew, and hopes were raised. Gareth

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    / 21 January /
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    / 3 December /
    The company is creating an intelligent water distribution network by working with Royal HaskoningDHV, Vodafone and Technolog to implement technology to cut leakage by 15% over the next five years and pave the way for more than halving it by 2045. SES’s vision is to create a self-learning
  • Heathrow delays third runway construction by three years.

    / 20 December /
    Heathrow has taken the decision to push back the completion of the third runway from 2026 to “early 2028 or late 2029”. It comes as the aviation watchdog published its determination on early construction costs and timings for the expansion programme. In its determination the CAA ruled