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HMRC’s latest contractor raid – What does it mean for your agency?

Monday 30th July 2018

There’s certainly no doubt that authorities around the world are increasingly clamping down on tax evasion and new measures are continually being brought in to tackle the issue. Consequently, there really is nowhere to hide for those who devise or use schemes to avoid paying their fair share. In the latest move, the UK’s HM… [continue reading]

A guide to contracting in Ghana

Friday 27th July 2018

Ghana is famed for being a source of some of the most prized commodities in the world, including gold, oil, diamonds and – more relatably for many of us – the cocoa beans that make chocolate. Commonly nicknamed The Gold Coast, it is a tranquil place to live and work: in fact, it was named… [continue reading]

Placing Contractors in Spain – Why There’s Ample Opportunity for Agencies

Monday 23rd July 2018

Spain has long been an attractive destination for holidaymakers and international workers alike, with its combination of sun, sea and sand having obvious appeal. However, from 2006 onwards, the Spanish economy went through nearly a decade of economic crisis, with unemployment levels once reaching 26%. Financial Growth Fuels Spike In Demand However, there’s now fantastic… [continue reading]

J5 – What the New International Tax Crime Clampdown Means For Your Agency

Monday 23rd July 2018

As regular readers of our blogs will know, we believe international tax compliance is the biggest challenge recruiters need to address. There’s certainly no doubt that global authorities are clamping down on tax evaders and we’ve been vocal on the subject for many months now. The latest key development that agencies need to be aware… [continue reading]

The Ten Best Countries for Contractors to Work In

Friday 20th July 2018

For contractors seeking international opportunities, the world really is your oyster. But, if you’re thinking of a change of scenery and want to broaden your experience of other cultures as you earn, where do you start? Top 10 places for freelancers According to a recent report, the ten best countries to work in are: 1…. [continue reading]

Placing Contractors in Kuwait – Why Agencies Should Look to the Gulf

Monday 16th July 2018

It’s likely that many agencies looking to place contractors in the Middle East will consider their top business gateway to be Dubai. However, Kuwait is another fantastic destination that should appeal to professionals and recruiters alike. Kuwait aims to become a preeminent centre for commerce and finance by the year 2035. With the government taking… [continue reading]

Coffee, Cake and Contracting: Why you should make the move to Austria

Monday 9th July 2018

If you’re a fan of coffee and cake, Austria should certainly be top of your list of places to visit. And, of course, there’s the incredible mountainous landscapes and alpine summits to explore – if you can drag yourself away from the coffee houses that is! Aside from the tourist attractions, the country has a… [continue reading]

A guide to contracting in Portugal

Friday 6th July 2018

While Portugal’s shock exit from the World Cup might be front of mind for most of us, there’s more to this European destination than football. In fact, if you’ve ever played 18 holes in Portugal, you’ll know that it is also home to some of the world’s best golf courses. Adrenaline-addicts can also take a… [continue reading]

Want to get more contractors on your books? Strategic partnerships are key

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

As regular readers of our blogs will know, we have long urged agencies to ensure beyond doubt that they are working with suppliers and contractors in a manner which complies with local laws. There are a number of ways that firms could find themselves falling foul of the law, but there are two key areas… [continue reading]