This month we are introducing a member of our New Business Team, Lorcan Stafford.
The new tax year will start from the 6th April 2017, so now is the time to start considering how any upcoming changes in tax rates and rules will impact you.
We're delighted to announce that we have won the Best Umbrella provider in the Contractor UK Reader Awards and have come runner up in the Best Large Contractor Accountant category.
Just how confident are UK recruiters feeling about hiring activity over the coming 12 months?
This month we are introducing a member of our Sales Team, Hannah Mollison. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely…
When a worker is working through an Umbrella Company or through their own Limited Company the lines of responsibility for Right to Work Checks and Identity Checks can be blurred. So how do you know what are your responsibilities are and what ours are?
Our employee rewards scheme provides contractors with discounts to thousands of high street brands and well known restaurant chains.
Online banking fraud is at an all-time high and there have been more examples in the news this week. There are some really basic steps everyone can take to prevent this from happening to them.
As 2016 draws to a close and plans for Christmas begin to be made, your contractors may want to consider setting aside a little time to deal with HMRC, who can turn into the Christmas Grinch if they let them!
In this month's newsletter we take a closer look at what the IR35 in the public sector outcome means for agencies and limited company contractors operating within the public sector.
As you will recall HMRC radically changed the tax rates around dividend income for the 2016/17 tax year. Being six months into the new world, now is the time for your contractors to speak with their accountancy service provider to ensure that they have fully considered all of their tax planning options.
Did you know that HMRC now have Online Personal Tax Accounts (PTA)?
There are over 3 million customers using their PTA, which allows individuals to view what income and tax contributions HMRC currently have on record.
LinkedIn gives you the ability to network with industry professionals and showcase your skills set, but
more than that it gives you, as consultants, the ability to generate profitable leads. Our infographic outlines key features that LinkedIn offers which can help you boost your lead generation.
Although LinkedIn isn't perfect, there is no doubt that it is fast becoming the number one go to database for recruiters. Here are the top 7 reasons why LinkedIn looks set to become the number one tool for recruiters.
What does the Intermediaries Legislation mean for recruitment agencies working in the public sector?
As everyone will be aware the National living wage came into effect this April for those over the age of 25 and is not due for another increase until April 2017. However, the national minimum wage for those under 25 is due to increase on the 1st October 2016. We’ve highlighted the new rates.
This month we are introducing a member of Sales Team, Alan Starr.
Facebook Ad's allow you to create jobs adverts for a highly targeted audience. Our infographic below outlines 4 reasons why Facebook Ads can be a great tool for recruiters.
We look at how an umbrella service is the simplest solution for many contractors and all the benefits that come alongside it.
In May 2016, HMRC launched a consultation to consider the use and application of IR35 in the public sector.
As mentioned earlier, three-quarters of contractors opt to go through recruitment agencies when seeking their next contract, however in light of the growing skills shortage concern which is having an impact on many of the UK's industries, how effective is this channel?
Our cloud-based software, the on-boarding journey follows a simple and visual workflow. It's truly flexible: documents can be uploaded by the contractor from a mobile device, or by the agency, or you can outsource the whole process to PayStream.
When the word 'contractor' comes to mind, individuals immediately refer to the typical stereotype of a middle-aged man in paint-splattered jeans, wearing a hard hat. This typecast may be true in some instances, but is definitely not the norm.
Listening to our agencies and striving to continually improve our offering is central to our approach, and we are delighted that this has been recognised by Agencies across the UK.
PayStream's latest Contractor Insights Survey highlights how highly contractors regard the recruitment agencies they use.
Our latest contractor insights survey,highlighted that contractors based in the UK honour the contracts they accept, seldom leaving early.
Businesses continue to rely on recruitment outsourcing to fill the employment gaps within their company, new research has suggested.
Contracting is becoming increasingly popular in the IT industry, but what are the sector changes that may have influenced this shift?
A new report has highlighted a significant skills shortage in the UK's infrastructure industry, but could highly qualified contractors be set to benefit?
The government is to unlock £10 million of new funding in a bid to help UK employers solve a growing skills crisis.
Financial services employers are increasingly leaving London and setting up bases in the north of England, creating thousands of new jobs in the process.
As a recruitment consultant, you will always be on the hunt to seek new methods that help source candidates. Here we outline 5 reasons why Facebook Ads can be an ideal tool for recruiters.
How prepared is the UK's workforce for the increase in advertised engineering vacancies?
A record fall in youth unemployment was recorded by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) during August 2014, but what exactly was behind this dramatic decrease?
With so many conflicting arguments for the importance of a person's background when it comes to applying for a job, does it actually matter?
The specialist skills that super-contractors can provide make them a valuable asset for any company able to tempt them with very high rewards...
Although LinkedIn isn’t perfect, there is no doubt that it is fast becoming the number one go to database for recruiters.
Here are the top 7 reasons why LinkedIn looks set to become the number one tool for recruiters...
We have seen a marked increase in contractor numbers over the last 12 months and the growth is set to continue. We believe the attraction of freelancing to the younger generation (who want more autonomy, holidays etc.) will drive contractor numbers further in the future.
Recently published guidance and information for agencies, contractors and other interested parties which notes HMRC’s interpretation of the new Onshore Employment Intermediaries legislation which came into effect on 6 April 2014.
This month we are introducing Chris Fahey, one of our Client Relationship Managers, looking after the Scottish and Northern Irish regions of the UK. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.
Taking advantage of a few of these key features that LinkedIn offers, can help you boost your lead generate and build your network much more effectively. Here are PayStream's top tips...
Google+ is another increasingly popular social media channel that can also be a key tool in boosting your search ranking level. Here are some top tips on how to use Google+ to your advantage.
Here at PayStream, we take great pride in delivering a great service to our consultants, which is why we received outstanding results from our 2013 Agency Satisfaction Survey.
Incorporating visual elements to your social media channels effectively, can build up your brand and create more engagement with your visitors. Here are PayStream's tops tips to using visual cues within social media.
Identifying the peaks times to schedule Twitter posts, so that they reach your maximum audience can be a tricky task. Here are some of PayStream’s top tips on how to reach your audience more effectively...
With the unprecedented rise in social media, there is no doubt that technology has already played a huge role for recruiters with, according to the oilandgaspeople.com, a substantial 63% of employers perceiving social media to be the most effective channel when sourcing potential candidates.
Choosing the right social media channels for your business can be an intimidating and daunting prospect, especially with many of them being quite time-consuming to manage and maintain...
This month we are introducing Chris Steward from our Client Relationship Manager team. This is a chance to let you get to know who you are working with a little more closely.
Listening to our agencies and striving to continually improve our offering is central to our approach, and we are delighted that this has been recognised by Agencies across the UK. Our excellent agency survey results are a testament to this...
PayStream are proud to announce the launch of an outsourced back office solution for the recruitment sector. In order to deliver a truly exceptional service, we are now offering a full range of recruitment back-office services.
As the UK continues on the steady road to recovery the UK sees jobless rates unexpectedly fall to 7.1%, which is a bigger drop than economists forecast. In the upcoming three months to November 2013 unemployment rates fell from 7.4% to 7.1% with many only forecasting to see a modest fall to 7.3% at most.
Over 81% of UK IT professionals claim that their IT budgets are set to increase or remain at a steady pace over the course of 2014. This increase could set UK well on the way to overtaking Germany’s growth in the IT industry.
A recent survey carried out by High Fliers Research, a marketing research company, conducted a study into graduate vacancies and salary levels from some of the UK’s industry leading employers. Their findings indicated a very opportunistic future for 2014...
The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has recently highlighted from its December reports a positive growth forecast across a wide range of sectors within the job market. A key highlight of this report was a notable rise in the contract and temporary industry.
The construction industry suffers as the shortage for skilled labour spreads. According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a troubling 36% of managers highlighted their struggle to source experienced staff.
The start of 2014 brings with it an ever increasing optimistic outlook to the UK job market as the economy slowly seems to be recovering, with significant growth in manufacturing, construction, and property.
With the New Year in place, there is an ever growing number of people looking for a new challenge or change of scene to kick off their new career goals. Could this growing number of employee’s be looking to jump ship, spell a great opportunity for recruiters?