Get IT freelancers in for 2018, public bodies told

A leading IT market analysis firm believes the UK public sector will need to make greater use of freelance consultants in 2018, if it is to successfully address its digital skills shortage. In fact, taxpayer-funded bodies will “need to consider more creative ways” to...

Contractor numbers decline as IR35 rules take their toll

Employers more likely to offer permanent roles, says survey – but new tax regulations for private firms may change the market again The IR35 rules in the public sector may have led to the number of vacancies for contractors and short-term assignments falling by 10 per...

TfL delays contradict HMRC who deny reform impacts sector

Project delays provides further evidence that reform has indeed impacted contracting, recruiting and the public sector itself, something denied by HMRC. Delays to critical TfL London Underground repair work due to the exodus of public sector contractors further...