HR experts cautiously welcome Taylor Review
Jul11

HR experts cautiously welcome Taylor Review

All work in the UK’s economy should be “fair and decent”, a long-awaited government review of employment practices has said today. The Taylor Review on Modern Employment Practices has been cautiously welcomed by HR experts as the author, Matthew Taylor, said “fairness demands” that people, particularly those on lower incomes, had routes to progress in work. The 115-page report tackles among other things...

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Demand for HR professionals increases amid uncertainty, recruiters in particular demand

Demand for HR professionals is growing,  according to the latest data from The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Demand for HR experts rose 4% year on year to March 2017, with demand for recruitment specialists proving even higher, as vacancies within this group increased by 12% over the same period. The pivotal month for the period was March 2017, which saw a 9% increase when compared to March 2016. The top...

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APSCo gives evidence at Independent Review of Employment Practices
Feb23

APSCo gives evidence at Independent Review of Employment Practices

Only recruitment trade body chosen to speak at first evidence session set up by Prime Minister Professional contractors need to be differentiated from broader gig economy Employment Status should not be driven by tax law The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has given evidence at the independent review of employment practices in the modern economy led by Matthew Taylor, and set up by the Prime Minister. The...

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APSCo gives measured response to HMRC IR35 Changes
Dec15

APSCo gives measured response to HMRC IR35 Changes

Lobbying efforts for a statutory obligation on the end client pay off The Government published its draft legislation on off payroll arrangements in the public sector as part of The Finance Bill on Monday. Having taken the time to go through the legislation in detail, Tania Bowers, General Counsel at The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) says: Lobbying win “While the draft legislation is pretty much as we expected...

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APSCo: Professional staffing remains slow as outlook remains uncertain
Dec05

APSCo: Professional staffing remains slow as outlook remains uncertain

– Permanent vacancies show 0% growth year-on-year – Contract vacancies slide by 5% – Demand for contractors in financial services plummets – Average salaries dip by 0.3% Professional recruitment firms reported that vacancy numbers flatlined in October with the number of permanent vacancies remaining unchanged year-on-year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies...

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APSCo’s Down Mexico Way Charity Ball raises over £48,000 for the NSPCC
Nov29

APSCo’s Down Mexico Way Charity Ball raises over £48,000 for the NSPCC

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) held its 17th annual charity ball in aid of children’s charity, the NSPCC, on Friday 18rd November 2016 at The InterContinental Hotel in London. The Charity Ball was generously sponsored by First Choice Software. The night raised a grand total of £48,128 for the NSPCC, which will have a significant impact on the support that the charity is able to offer vulnerable children and...

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APSCo voices frustration as MOD agency suffers mass walkout over IR35 Reforms
Oct27

APSCo voices frustration as MOD agency suffers mass walkout over IR35 Reforms

A packed APSCo meeting last week saw members voicing frustration at what was deemed as a lack of clarity and information around the proposed public sector IR35 reforms from key members of HMRC’s employment status policy team. Following the Government consultation over the summer on proposals which will give recruitment firms and other engagers liability and responsibility for defining the employment status of Personal Service Company...

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