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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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  • £350m investment for Britain’s first mainline digital railway

    / 9 July /
    This significant investment, added on top of £1.2 billion already earmarked to upgrade one of the country’s most significant rail lines, will fund the replacement of conventional signalling with a digital system that allows trains to talk to the track. The new technology will allow
  • Quartet win £350m Anglian Water pipeline alliance

    / 8 June /
    Costain, Farrans, Jacobs and Mott MacDonald Bentley will work together to support Anglian Water in delivering sustainable growth and resilience of its network. Anglian Water has ambitious plans to create a series of up to 500km of interconnecting pipelines and associated infrastructure to move
  • UK invests in a digital railway signaling system

    / 30 June /
    Key points:Britain is home to an extensive railway network that has been used for well over a century.Attempts are being made to modernize and upgrade ageing parts of the network.  The U.K. government has announced £350 million ($434.15 million) of funding for a digital railway signaling