Online workplace oDesk and consulting firm, Millennial Branding, have released the results of a new study, titled ‘Millennials and the Future of Work’ which examines perspectives on the future of work from 3,193 professionals worldwide.
The percentage of accountancy and finance contractors working in the public sector has increased to 51%, according to recent research by umbrella company, giant group.
With the influx of new project management contractors into the marketplace comes competition – real or perceived by both the experienced contractor and those trying contracting for the first time, writes Lindsay Scott.
Despite the fact that her big day was somewhat overshadowed by Sir Alex Ferguson retiring from his position on the throne at Manchester United Football Club, the Queen did deliver her speech yesterday - with the usual pomp and ceremony.
A free event around the theme, ‘Shattering the Project Myth’ and featuring presentations from ‘mega-project’ managers, c-level executives, and published industry experts looks to be covering topics well known to the project management community.
iHubbub, the virtual home working site, has launched an interactive map for businesses looking to find freelancers by location.
According to new statistics, only 15% of UK freelancers are using payroll umbrella companies. Given that there are commonly thought to be around 1.6 million professionals working freelance in the UK, this equates to over 1.35 million who are currently not using umbrella companies to help them manage their earnings.
As a freelancer you’ll almost inevitably spend money out of your own pocket on your business’s costs. Emily Coltman ACA, Chief Accountant to FreeAgent shares five top tips to help you make sure you don’t miss out any of your expenses.
The umbrella company market has become very competitive in the last few years. Unfortunately there are very few barriers to entry and with most promotion being online it is increasingly difficult for contractors to differentiate between the good, the bad and the ugly writes Adrian Learer.
Hub Islington, one of London’s original ‘workhub’ style spaces, is running a free event on Wednesday the 29th May which will explore whether as freelancing grows as a way of working, there is a need for a ‘rights movement’ to ensure they are recognised and catered for.
It won’t be news to freelancers that the conventional 9am–5pm working day and five-day working week is a thing of the past.
If you’re a freelancer co-working is a great alternative to a home office. These spaces are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, especially in creative hotspots, and they offer a fresh way to enjoy office life that’s about as far from the daily grind as you can imagine.
PCG's Guide to Freelancing; - the ultimate starter and refresher pack for freelancers in the UK. The Guide to Freelancing provides a useful source of information to new and established freelancers and small business owners.
Despite the challenges facing small and micro businesses in the UK, the attitude of the nation’s business owners towards going solo is still positive according to a 4000-strong poll commissioned by workspace provider Regus.
Leading figures within Tech City will debate the role of government in technology, a traditional stronghold for freelancing and contracting, on the inaugural day of Digital Shoreditch 2013.