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Strength of UK labour market continues to defy the doom-mongers - REC:
Commenting on the latest employment figures released today by the Office for National Statistics the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) Director of Policy and Professional Services Tom Hadley says:
"The strength of the UK labour market continues to defy the doom-mongers. Employer confidence remains strong and the outlook for 2013 is generally very positive, although there are still legitimate reasons to worry about persistent levels of youth unemployment."
"The private sector continues to more than compensate for the public sector job losses and in some high demand areas starting salaries are inflating as businesses find themselves in a race for talent."
"When skills shortages emerge employers need to be flexible. Business demand for candidates in highly skilled areas like engineering, IT and management is outstripping the UK's current supply of qualified and experienced candidates. Bosses need to think about whether they could do just as well by talking on someone who shows potential if they can't find candidates with the years of experience they initially feel are necessary for a role. That change in attitude would also be good news for graduates and younger jobseekers."
Full guidance can be viewed http://www.rec.uk.com/press/news/2304
Government set to amend IR35 legislation to cover 'office holders':
The IR35 legislation was primarily designed to tax ‘disguised employment’ where workers receiving ‘payments from a client via an intermediary and whose relationship with their client is such that had they been paid directly, they would be employees of the client’.
Office holders previously outside the scope of IR35 formed a grey area of uncertainty for HMRC. In an attempt to curb this position and remove any opportunity for disingenuity, the Government aims to strengthen IR35 by including office holders for the purposes of tax - keeping in line with the Social Security legislation where IR35 is applicable to office holders for National Insurance purposes.
What is changing?
The Government will amend one clause of Chapter 8 of Part 2 of the Income Tax Earnings and Pensions Act (ITEPA) 2003.
“In Chapter 8 of Part 2 of ITEPA 2003 (application of provisions to workers under arrangements made by intermediaries), in section 49 (engagements to which Chapter applies), in subsection (1), for paragraph (c) substitute –
“(c) the circumstances are such that –
(i) if the services were provided under a contract directly between the client and the worker, the worker would be regarded for income tax purposes as an employee of the client or the holder of an office under the client, or
(ii) the worker is an office-holder who holds that office under the client and the services relate to the office.
So what does this mean for Freelancers and Contractors?
Payments for services provided by contractors/freelancers who hold an office holder position will be liable to PAYE and National Insurance irrespective of whether they work via an intermediary such as a personal services company or other third party.
Full article see: http://www.rec.uk.com/press/news/2269
Employers predict jobs growth for 2013:
A new survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows that more than half of employers are planning to hire more permanent staff in 2013.
According to the latest monthly JobsOutlook, a survey of 600 employers, the UK's jobs market is set to continue on a trend of slow growth during the 2013 with more than 50 per cent of employers looking to increase their permanent workforce and one in three planning to take on more temps.
REC dircetor Tom Hadley said: "At first glance the predicted growth in jobs for 2013 may seem at odds with recent gloomier news about lack of GDP growth."
"There are various factors influencing what's been termed this 'jobs puzzle'. The fact that wage inflation remains low is one reason that employers have been able to maintain or increase their workforce.
"Our latest data indicates that the robust performance of the UK labour looks set to continue. At a time of high profile closures on our high street, it is important to remember that a job creation is primarily fuelled by SME businesses."
Full article: http://www.rec.uk.com/press/news/2292
New plans for Rochester airport:
A major plan to revamp Rochester Airport and attract hi-tech firms to the site could create up to 1,000 jobs, it's been revealed.
The development, announced today, aims to provide a long-term future for the site.
Under the proposals, the airport would see its two grass runways closed and one new parallel grass and paved runway.
This paved runway will allow modern small aircraft to take off and climb to a higher altitude very quickly, meaning fewer residents will be affected by noise.
And the grass runway will allow the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society (MAPS) to continue to use the site for heritage aircraft and open days.
Cllr Alan Jarrett, deputy leader of Medway Council, said: “I believe these proposals represent the best possible opportunity to protect Rochester Airport and secure a major private sector investment into this important asset in Medway.
“The proposed scheme will safeguard aviation for business, heritage and leisure use in this well-connected location as well as releasing new land for jobs in Medway.”
Full article: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway_messenger/news/2012/december/10/rochester_airport.aspx
If you believe in delivering the best service in the business to clients and candidates alike, you’ll fit right in to the Goldhawk team. Here you’ll find plenty of support and a friendly, co-operative working culture.
A range of employee package options are available including: Competitive base salary, uncapped commission, company pension, competitive annual leave, private medical, personal life insurance, income protection scheme, car allowance.
Our Maidstone office is situated on the prestigious Turkey Mill business park which provides free onsite parking and is just a 10 minute walk from the town centre.
Interested? Please send your details to email@example.com.
Senior Recruitment Consultant:
Goldhawk Associates are an independent recruitment consultancy specialising in the accountancy sector. We aim to provide an unrivalled level of customer service, and as an Investor in People accredited organisation, we ensure that our staff have the relevant skills, training and support to achieve this. Our consultants develop and maintain close and professional relationships with our clients that guarantee return business. We work in a relaxed but highly focused and positive environment. Our management structure is flat and we encourage new ideas and input from the team.
Due to expansion, we are looking for a senior consultant to manage and develop one of our established senior finance desks. This is a full time position and ideally, you will be working within or have prior experience/knowledge of interim or permanent accountancy recruitment. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, sales focused, and tenacious individual with a desire to maximise their earnings. You must be energetic and able to work to your own initiative as well as part of a close-knit team.
The role will be based in Maidstone, at offices which benefit from free onsite parking and beautiful surroundings close to town centre. We offer excellent benefits, an uncapped commission structure and 25 days holiday. A car is essential for this role.
Highly competitive + uncapped commission + car allowance + private health insurance + company pension