Month: February 2017

Myths surrounding IR35 reforms in the Public Sector

February 24, 2017 @ 11:08 am by Dena Salthouse

By John Thorburn

With the IR35 changes only a matter of weeks away, we look at some of the myths surrounding the Public Sector reforms and help you to separate the fact from fiction:


Myth 1: The legislation should be adopted now

The reform will go ahead from 6th April 2017 but only the draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2017 has been published so far. Following a period of consultation we are still waiting for the final version of the legislation, which is anticipated to be released at the Spring Budget on …Read More

How will the Apprenticeship Levy affect recruitment agencies?

February 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm by Dena Salthouse

By Ben Pindar, PR

The Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy, while full of good intentions, is threatening to have unforeseen consequences for recruitment agencies.

The levy, which comes into force on 6th April, aims to create a national funding pot for training as well as three million new apprenticeships by 2020.

However, the big issue is that the way of working in the UK has transformed; we have seen a colossal increase in the number of freelance consultants and contractors who enable businesses to access the skills they need on an ad hoc basis …Read More