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Boris Johnson and the Contracting Environment

Few were surprised when Boris Johnson won the Conservative Party election to become the next Prime Minister. Although elected on his...

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Seeing the world like Iron Man – thanks...

Consumers who love the Apple brand have always pointed to the easy interface and intuitive design as a main selling point. Without...

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Why AI Should Be Recognised as an Inventor

In early August, a team of academics from the University of Surrey and a partner (the US-based inventor of the Dabus AI system)...

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Women in ICT: Breaking the Stereotypes

There has been a lot of discussion of gender and the number of women in certain job types in the last few years. None have received...

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Getting on the Property Ladder in 2019

It is said that the property ladder is near impossible for anyone to get on these days. While today’s first-time homeowners...

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Elon Musk Plans Wi-Fi on Mars

Elon Musk’s vision of the future appears to have no limits. The co-founder of Tesla, who takes no money from the company ,...

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The War on Contractors Must Stop, Prime...

On the 23rd July 2019, the United Kingdom will have a new Prime Minister. While Brexit occupies the thoughts of many people, there...

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Why you should be very excited about...

by James Veale There has been a buzz around artificial intelligence (A.I) for years, and rightly so. The recent...

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Micro-mobility? - Upgrading your travel to...

by James Veale A new form of transport that has been advancing over the last 20 years; electric micro-mobility is made up...

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UK Economy Grows 0.5% in Q1 2019 Amid...

The UK economy experienced an unprecedented boost to the start of the year, with GDP increasing by 0.5% during Quarter 1 2019. While...

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Why do Places Like Silicon Valley Fuel...

San Francisco’s Silicon Valley is renowned as the technology hotspot of the universe, but what exactly is it about this...

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New Tax Year Changes: What Contractors...

On 6th April, we rolled over into the new 2019/2020 tax year... And what a year it looks set to be! Believe it or not, this...

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What Does the Brexit Delay Mean for UK...

With 29th March and 12th April — both earmarked as ‘Brexit Day’ — having been and gone without the slightest...

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A Message To Our Contractors

Dear Contractors, On the 25th March 2014, Steve Edwards and I launched Contract Recruit. Our mission: To create a...

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Exploring the Popularity of Contract Roles...

The number of workers with fixed contracts rather than full time employment positions is growing rapidly. In fact, the Office of...

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3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Could...

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is already having an impact. However, this impact has been far more pronounced within the home (IoT...

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Will IT Contract Jobs Continue to Rise in...

As the benefits of contracting become more widely understood, an increasing number of people — especially IT workers —...

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The 10 Best Cities for Contract Jobs in...

Wondering how the IT contracting landscape is shaping up this year? Well, it’s looking pretty good so far! Last year, Forbes...

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Will Britain's IT Light Still Shine...

Of all the many concerns surrounding our post-Brexit economic future, one of the biggest issues within the IT world is the potential...

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Does the IR35 Reform Affect IT Contractors...

The IR35 reform — designed to tackle the increasing ‘tax gap’ and crack down on ‘disguised workers’...

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What Next for HMRC and the IT Contractor...

Over the last year, the IR35 reform has barely been out of the headlines. We’ve seen the confusion from both IT contractors...

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4 Things You Need to Know About Proposed...

On 29th October 2018, Philip Hammond delivered his third Budget as Chancellor, and his last before Britain leaves the European Union...

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Addressing the ‘Taboo’: Exploring the...

Reports suggest that one third of global employers aren’t utilising the talents of contractors or temporary staff. Instead,...

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Is Public Fear Slowing Down Tech Development?

Imagine a world without drivers, without lawyers, without radiologists. Imagine a world where there’s no need to date to...

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UK Contractors Urged to Check Client GDPR...

GDPR — the General Data Protection Regulation — came into force on 25th May 2018. Replacing the old and outdated Data...

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Robot Doctors: The Future of the NHS?

Xiao Yi recently hit the headlines for scoring a rather impressive 465 points out of a possible 600; 96 points more than required to...

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UK Contractors Looking Towards a Bright...

According to the latest Confidence Index report undertaken and published by the Association of Independent Professionals and the...