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Latest Labour Statistics from FCSA

The FSCA, the leading trade association for professional employment services (umbrella, accountancy, payroll), have provided ICS with the most recent labour market statistics. Employment • The UK employment rate (the proportion…

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Key Factors in Determining IR35

You will be aware that there are IR35 reforms occurring in the public sector in April. The legislation itself is not changing; it is just the responsibility for whom determines the IR35 status of an assignment that is changing. The key…

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Key IT Contractor Industry Statistics Revealed

Dice (formerly The IT Job Board) recently surveyed over 1200 tech professionals and 170 recruitment professionals for their job market report 2017. This report revealed key IT contractor industry statistics, which we have summarised…

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ICS Interviews… Michelle Abrahall: Freelance Graphic Designer, Illustrator & Copywriter

To celebrate the self-employed, IPSE will be hosting their annual IPSE Freelancer Awards on National Freelancers’ Day, which this year falls on June 8th. There are two categories available for freelancers to enter: the Inspire…

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FCSA Reveals Key Industry Self-Employment Statistics

The FSCA, the leading trade association for professional employment services (umbrella, accountancy, payroll), have revealed the latest ONS statistics and their analysis of them, with some interesting self-employment statistics in certain industries. In the year to September 2016, the number of self-employed…

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How IR35 changes in the public sector will affect recruitment agencies

Last month, the Autumn Statement confirmed that the proposed intermediaries legislation (IR35) reforms in the public sector will be going ahead, and this month the draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2017 revealed more detail about these changes. We give an insight into how these changes will work and how they…

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ICS Opening Times over Christmas and New Year

There's less than a week until Christmas now, and ICS will be open as normal over the festive period EXCEPT for the bank holidays and weekends; There will also be slightly different timesheet and expenses deadlines for ICS Umbrella employees over the Christmas period: Timesheets & Expenses…

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FCSA Provide Today’s ONS Labour Market Statistics

The FSCA, the leading trade association for professional employment services (umbrella, accountancy, payroll), have provided ICS with today’s ONS labour market statistics: The UK employment rate (the proportion of people aged 16-64 who were in work) was 74.4% in August-Oct 2016 – this is a slight decrease…

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