The government and other public sector organisations have spent £1.2b with SMEs on cloud and digital services since 2012, new figures reveal. This means that almost half of digital spend, or £1.39 in every £3, is going to small and medium sized enterprises – giving a major boost to the technology SMERead More
IT experts are the most sought after professionals within Greater London, accounting for 28.4% of all vacancies in the 24 month period to May 2017, according to data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (ASPCo) and Vacancysoft.
Across the board there was a 10% rise in vacancy volume in theRead More
6CATS International has warned recruitment agencies and recruiters to ensure that their suppliers are fully compliant before committing to using their services.
The leading global contractor compliance consultancy has urged agency directors to check that all of their suppliers are fully compliant and operating in a completely transparent and legal way.Read More
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is warning political parties against standing in the way of the UK’s millions of self-employed strivers with post-election tax hikes, including National Insurance.
In its small business election manifesto, ‘Small Business, Big Ambition,’ FSB calls on parties wanting to form the next Government, and candidates
Over half of small businesses with EU workers are worried about accessing people with the right skills (59%), or growing their business (54%) post-Brexit, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
FSB’s latest report, ‘A skilful exit: What small firms want from Brexit’, shows one fifth (21%)Read More
Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime after new Government statistics found nearly half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months.
The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 reveals nearly seven in ten large businesses identified a breach or attack,Read More
UK Business Secretary Greg Clark and Transport Minister John Hayes have this year awarded £109.7 million of government funding, alongside significant funding from industry, to help develop the next generation of driverless and low carbon vehicles, as part of the Industrial Strategy and the government’s Plan for Britain.
Seven innovative projects will share grants fromRead More
The Apprenticeship Levy may be a game changer, but it certainly has its challenges. The major shake-up, designed to create 3m new apprenticeships by 2020, will see employers with a wage bill over £3m pay a 0.5% levy, whilst non-levied employers will pay 10% towards Apprenticeship training. On the supplyRead More
On the day that new IR35 legislation came into effect in the public sector, contracting expert Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of Contractor Calculator says that some locum doctors who work as husband and wife teams will need a 50% pay increase to earn the same after the new taxes have beenRead More
Women are better suited to leadership than their male counterparts in most areas, but definitely not all, according to Professor Øyvind L. Martinsen, head of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at the BI Norwegian Business School.
Martinsen and colleague, Professor Lars Glasø, surveyed the personality traits of more than 2,900 managers – moreRead More