Archive for November, 2009

City job vacancies rise to highest this year

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

New job vacancies in the City rose by 15 per cent last month to the highest level this year, according to a financial recruitment specialist, Morgan McKinley. (more…)

BIS Oral Questions: Agency Workers Directive

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

It would appear that we are no clearer on when the Government plans to implement the Agency Workers Directive. The AWD continues to be ‘kicked’ back and forth amongst front and back benches like a warm up for FIFA 2010. Below is a snap shot of the Parliamentary oral ‘kick about’ from last week concerning the directive with what appears to be Pat McFadden (Minister for Business) doing his best to book a place in Fabio Cappello’s squad as Centre half. (more…)

Prime Minister announces new rules on foreign workers

Monday, November 16th, 2009

The Prime Minister has, in the last week, given an overview of the new points system for foreign workers. He did, however, receive a rebuke from the Shadow Home Secretary, Chris Grayling. (more…)

Government publishes response to Conduct Regulations consultation

Monday, November 16th, 2009

The wait is over for umbrella companies and contractors who work via umbrella companies as the Government has published their response to the ‘Conduct Regulations Consultation’. However, there is no need to get over excited as this is the initial response with a commitment from the Government that they intend to gather more evidence in the coming months. At this stage it would appear that there is no evidence to suggest that workers engaged through an umbrella companies are ‘vulnerable workers’. (more…)

Jenrick supports National Freelancers Day, 23rd November 2009

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

National Freelancers Day has been established by PCG to gain wider national-freelancers-dayrecognition for the contribution that freelancers, consultants, interims and contractors make to the UK economy:

  • Highlighting this flexible, agile and expert community to UK businesses, showing how to engage and work with freelancers effectively (more…)