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Make freelancing easy - use more apps!

Make freelancing easy - use more apps! | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Figuring everything out on your own can be hard, so we asked freelancers what makes their lives easier. Here are their favorite tools.
Elevate Direct's insight:

Sometimes we use apps for the sake of it and sometimes we are surprised that they actually add value to our busy, busy lives. Feedly, Evernote and Google Apps for Mobile are some of the obvious ones that will put time back on the clock. Like a time machine for your working day. 

Freelancing is fragmented and can be stressful so seeing more apps that can be used to enhance and reduce risk of certain aspects of working for yourself is a mighty fine thing.....read on......

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Contractors' Questions: Which IT skills are still 'hot' as summer ends?

Most of what's being demanded now will remain sought-after into 2016.
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Buying a newly built home as a contractor

Buying a newly built home as a contractor | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Contractors will find that mortgage applications for newly built homes are different as lenders requirements are more demanding, says CMME’s Taj Kang.
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Getting started as a contractor - a beginner's guide - Hiscox Business Blog

Getting started as a contractor - a beginner's guide - Hiscox Business Blog | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
If you're considering starting out as a contractor, try this beginner's guide written by Contractor UK's Laura Foster.
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Uber's contractor claims to be tested in UK court

The GMB union sues the ride-hailing app, believing its drivers to not be contractors.
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UK – Demand across commerce and industry drives up contractor demand

UK – Demand across commerce and industry drives up contractor demand | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
There was a 6% increase in job availability across London in June 2015, compared with May 2015 according to the London Recruitment Index from specialist contract recruiter Venn Group.
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FCSA’s contingent labour workforce insights for June

FCSA’s contingent labour workforce insights for June | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
In line with the Labour Market Statistics released for June, FCSA has issued analysis in its monthly Contingent Labour Workforce report for members and associates.
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Fall in the number of self-employed shows this sector needs support

Latest figures show that the number of people who are self-employed fell by 131,000 compared to a year ago.
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What a contract IT recruiter wanted from Osborne :: Contractor UK

What a contract IT recruiter wanted from Osborne, as told by @HydrogenGroup http://t.co/ajViQ5ya21
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Women driving growth in self-employment

Women driving growth in self-employment | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Three times more women than men have become self-employed since 2009, according to new research.
Analysis of Government data by eBay and...
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Contract vacancies up as economy accelerates

Contract vacancies up as economy accelerates | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
The number of contract vacancies has risen two per cent year-on-year across all sectors, according to new survey data from the Association of...
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Summer Budget 2015 - what should contractors expect?

Summer Budget 2015 - what should contractors expect? | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Just months following the original 2015 Budget, George Osborne is set to deliver a fresh post-election Budget on July 8th. Here we look at the announcements most likely to be made on Wednesday.
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Number of UK IT work permits surges 56%

Accountant counts the most non-EU techies entering the UK since the recession's end
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Rise in IT security demand triggers surge in cyber security jobs

Rise in IT security demand triggers surge in cyber security jobs | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Cyber security roles account for 14% of UK-based IT jobs as organisations' demand for security provision rises
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Top 10 tips for successful contracting

Top 10 tips for successful contracting | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
If you are considering becoming a contractor, or are a seasoned veteran, here are 10 success tips from the Contract Eye team to help you get the most out of your contracting career.
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Have your say on HMRC's proposed travel and subsistence tax relief ban

Have your say on HMRC's proposed travel and subsistence tax relief ban | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Contractors are being urged to highlight the impact the removal of tax relief on subsistence and travel expenses claims would have on the contracting industry if HMRC proposals go ahead. An online survey has been created to collect responses.
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Contractors benefit from continued manufacturing growth

Contractors benefit from continued manufacturing growth | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Contractors with manufacturing clients are set to benefit from continued industry growth, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends...
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Professional Indemnity – guide to retroactive and run-off cover

Professional Indemnity – guide to retroactive and run-off cover | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Many contractors take out professional indemnity (PI) insurance to cover themselves in case they are found to be negligent during the course of their contract duties.
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Contractor demand sustained long-term, as skills shortages linked to education

Contractor demand sustained long-term, as skills shortages linked to education | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Contractors could be set to cash in for the long-term as a CBI report traces current skills shortages back to higher education and apprenticeships.
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Robots tested for oil and gas rig duty

Robots tested for oil and gas rig duty | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Total is pitching five teams of robotics experts against each other in the Autonomous Robot for Gas and Oil Sites (Argos) Challenge, a three-year competition aiming to develop an autonomous robot which is able to operate in hazardous and extreme...
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Contract opportunities grow in core contracting disciplines as skills shortages worsen

Contract opportunities grow in core contracting disciplines as skills shortages worsen | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Contractors in core contracting disciplines such as IT, engineering & construction enjoy increased contract opportunities caused by skills shortages.
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Should auto-enrolment be extended to cover self-employed workers? - Retirement Planner

Should auto-enrolment be extended to cover self-employed workers? - Retirement Planner | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
While auto-enrolment has been hailed a success it has excluded those who are self-employed. Charlotte Moore looks at whether it should be extended
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Self-employed workers are the future. We need a fair deal for them

Self-employed workers are the future. We need a fair deal for them | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
A new review bodes well, but government needs to tackle late payments, pensions arrangements, maternity pay and procurement contract bids
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Small Talk: Half the workforce could be freelance soon, but ministers haven't noticed

Small Talk: Half the workforce could be freelance soon, but ministers haven't noticed | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Could one in two people really be working for themselves within five years? That’s the prediction of PeoplePerHour, an online platform that matches people looking to get jobs done with freelancers capable of doing them.
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5 Tips for crafting the perfect contractor CV

5 Tips for crafting the perfect contractor CV | UK Contractor News | Scoop.it
Making the move from a permanent role into a contracting career can be hugely beneficial to both your skill set and your income – and it all starts with a strong CV.
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