More than Temporary

More than a year since Covid delivered its first lockdown blow to the UK economy, this month The Global Recruiter held a Recruitment Live online discussion in association with The Access Group to discuss the impact, initial and ongoing, on recruiters dealing with high volume temporary workforces. From the first challenges of the pandemic through […]

TUC’s call to ban umbrella companies, ‘the same old misguided sensationalism’

A call by the TUC to ban umbrella companies outright will thankfully be ignored because the government believes it has done enough, advisers to contractors have told ContractorUK. Citing a Single Enforcement Body promised only in June, Key Information Documents since April, and fines now up to £20,000, an expert all but says the union is wasting its breath. […]

Over 200 businesses in UK fail to pay staff minimum wage – including some in Sussex

The Government’s issued a list of almost 200 companies – some in Sussex – who have failed to pay their staff the minimum wage. The firms have been fined for owing 34 thousand workers a total of £2.1 million. In our county the biggest name included on the list was the Littlehampton-based Body Shop. The […]