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Divisive IR35 tax changes not dampening “skyrocketing” contractor demand

SOARING demand for contract workers is far outweighing any impact of new tax changes, thanks in part to the mass movement towards remote and flexible working. Although the introduction of controversial reforms to off-payroll working rules, known as IR35, were perceived as the “death knell” for contracting, many workers who chose to work in a non-permanent capacity are now finding themselves faced with a goldmine of lucrative opportunities.

Contributor: Mike Stirton - Core-Asset Consulting | Published: 7 May 2021

Warning raised as pension scams are rife during pandemic

These uncertain times are often seen as a window of opportunity for scammers looking to prey on vulnerable individuals, with a recent report by Action Fraud finding that pension scams had become one of the most common types of fraud to occur last year. In fact, the FCA opened 24% more pension scam cases last year than in 2019.

Contributor: Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director - WEALTH at work, | Published: 12 February 2021

How fintech supports employees’ financial wellbeing journey

According to research conducted by Cushon, more than two-thirds (69%) of employees say that financial worries have a negative impact on their mental health.[1] Clearly this has a knock-on effect on their work and productivity levels. Previous research[2] also found that 88% of HR managers feel it is a company’s responsibility to look after their employees’ financial wellbeing.

Contributor: Ben Hollingdale | Published: 12 October 2020

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“Financial and mental trauma” an increasing concern for returning workforce

Businesses must step up to protect employees from the potential “financial and mental trauma” posed by Covid-19 and the looming recession, according to a new report published by the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work and Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS).

Contributor: Cary Cooper, Professor of Organisational Psychology | Published: 21 August 2020

HR tech stocks: Making the right investment

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all tech solutions for forward-thinking HR teams. Today’s HR professionals are seeking a more nuanced approach, which has led to a proliferation of new technologies designed to fill the gap across all work cultures.  This has created a number of interesting stock trading opportunities for those willing to invest in the latest ways to take care of personnel management.

Contributor: Sally Hope, Content Writer | Published: 20 August 2020