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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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  • Atkins appointed as designer for Havant reservoir

    / 4 October /
    The £100 million reservoir is being developed in collaboration with Southern Water and will make use of Portsmouth’s resilient spring supplies in the otherwise seriously water-stressed region to create a strategic new water resource. It will also enable transfers from the
  • The Current State of Mental Health in the Resources & Engineering Industries

    / 10 October /
    With World Mental Health Day fast approaching, on 10 October 2019, I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about a topic close to my heart and an issue I dwell on often, the prevalence of depression in the oil, gas and engineering industries. It is close to my heart as I missed the opportunity to
  • Yorkshire Water awards £1bn AMP7 MEICA Frameworks

    / 18 October /
    Following a 12 month procurement process, 11 partners have been appointed with the MEICA framework, complementing the Civils frameworks announced recently. Together they complete the procurement process for the water company’s AMP7 non-infrastructure works. The 5 year frameworks,