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The end of the year, when it seems almost everyone is winding down and looking forward to the festive season, can be one of the hardest times for contracting. You might be facing unavoidable downtime as your clients close down for Christmas, at the same time as the additional expense and pressure that comes with the festive season, while the self-assessment and tax payment deadlines lurk at the end of January.


High-profile end-client NHS Digital are facing a tax bill of £4.3 million, including interest and penalties, after HMRC challenged a large number of IR35 assessments. To add insult to injury, it appears that NHS Digital followed HMRC’s own advice, and used their Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool to complete the assessments in question.

Supply Teachers

A growing number of teachers choose to leave permanent roles in order to look after aging relatives or children. Where a teacher has a need for flexible work, supply teaching is the ideal solution and as a result a significant number of supply teachers have caring responsibilities.

Supply Teachers

Supply teaching agencies have a number of business-critical months, where the majority of supply teachers register. This is driven by the school year, so you’ll usually see the highest volumes in January and September.

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When we ask recruiters what their biggest challenge is, attracting and retaining high quality contractors is always at the top of the list. It’s a challenge that’s getting more difficult all the time, particularly in sectors where key skills are in short supply, and contractor engagement could be the answer.

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