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An overview of Brexit for UK contractors

An overview of Brexit for UK contractors

The effects of Brexit on UK business is one of the key areas of debate, but the impact of changing employment laws, immigration rules and Britain’s single market status will have particular significance for contractors, who are always more exposed to market fluctuations. Here at Contracting Scout, we consider the long and short-term implications of

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sourcing talent outside of the Single Market

Sourcing Talent in a UK Outside of the Single Market

On Tuesday 17th January, Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the UK would withdraw from the European Single Market. Employers and recruiters will need to start putting in plans to attract UK and non-EU talent post-Brexit.   Although the UK will not be leaving the EU until 2019, recruiters and employers will have to prepare

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economic news and contracting market in 2017

Economic Good News Could Bring Cheer To Contractors In 2017

We were cautiously optimistic towards the end of last year about how contractors would fare in 2017 and just one week in we’ve already had a series of good economic news stories that could justify this optimism.   Firstly, we saw UK manufacturing growth hit a 30 month high, according to a Purchasing Managers’ Index

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contractor survey results

Brexit, IR35 and Contractor Rates: Contractors Speak

We recently surveyed hundreds of contractors to get your views on all aspects of contracting life – from Brexit and IR35, to rates and how you search for roles – and we discovered some interesting results.   Overall, contractors seem fairly relaxed about the impact that Brexit will have on their work prospects; 37 per

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Brexit, contractor

Contractor Market Responds to Brexit

The effect of the Brexit vote on the contractor and employment market continues to be felt. While there’s been huge volatility in the value of the sterling as ‘hard’ versus ‘soft’ Brexit options are discussed, the contractor jobs market is proving to be fairly resilient according to a range of data.   The monthly REC

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