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A guide to contracting in Hungary

Friday 29th June 2018

Hungary certainly has a reputation for culture and innovation: the Rubik’s cube, digital computing and electric motors were all invented there and an impressive 13 Hungarians have won Nobel prizes. The country’s economy is also currently on a growth path: its volume of GDP increased by 4.7% in the first quarter 2018 and it is… [continue reading]

Contractor or employee? What the recent Supreme Court ruling means for your agency

Tuesday 26th June 2018

You may have seen the recent UK headlines about a heating engineer winning his Supreme Court claim against his employer, Pimlico Plumbers, which had unsuccessfully argued that he was self-employed and not a worker. The employee had been with them for six years and had claimed that he was dismissed after requesting fewer days’ work… [continue reading]

The Criminal Finances Act: What Every Contractor Needs To Know

Friday 22nd June 2018

Here at 6CATS International, we’ve been investing a lot of time raising awareness of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA) since its introduction back in September 2017. While businesses who fail to adhere to the Act’s rules will face penalties, contractors could also be impacted. Consequently, it is vital that you understand how the Act… [continue reading]

Tax evasion cases are rising: what does your agency need to know?

Tuesday 19th June 2018

We’ve mentioned in a number of blogs that tax compliance is one of the biggest concerns for recruiters at the moment. You’ll probably have seen the recent reports that the number of serious evasion cases – those involving more than £50,000 of tax – investigated by HMRC has risen by 18% over the last year…. [continue reading]

A guide to contracting in Greece

Friday 15th June 2018

In our latest country guide, we take a look at Greece, a place steeped in culture and home of Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Positivity driving demand The Greek economy is currently reporting its greatest growth in almost a decade, and the country has just enjoyed a fifth consecutive quarter… [continue reading]

Compliance: why recruiters need to avoid speculation

Tuesday 12th June 2018

As regular readers of our blogs will know, compliance is a crucial issue in the recruitment field at the moment. With so much new and amended legislation affecting agencies, such as GDPR, IR35 and the Criminal Finances Act 2017, it is no surprise that many recruiters are perhaps unclear what the future holds, leading some… [continue reading]

A guide to contracting in Egypt

Friday 8th June 2018

Egypt is certainly a destination of choice for contract staff at the moment. In fact, our data has revealed a real surge in freelance opportunities, with a 73% increase in contract professionals working in this location between January and May of this year. A growing economy Much of this increased demand can be attributed to… [continue reading]

Award winning customer services

Monday 4th June 2018

Here at 6CATS International we know that providing a customer service that goes above and beyond the norm is critical. We truly care about our contractors and the agencies we work with. In fact, if you look at our testimonials, it is clear that we develop strong relationships with professionals and recruitment firms that are… [continue reading]

What you need to know about contracting in Ireland 

Friday 1st June 2018

Ireland is certainly a hot spot for contractors at the moment. With the latest reports from the European Commission seeing the country’s growth predictions significantly revised up to 5.7 and 4.1 per cent for 2018 and 2019, there’s certainly going to be an increase in demand for professionals across a raft of specialisms. And with skills shortages an on-going challenge in… [continue reading]