CONTRACTORS and flexible working in the UK has recently been branded as the ‘new normal’ within the labour market. The recent statement carries weight as it was cited during the launch of a new guide created by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
The newly-published APSCO Guide to the Flexible Workforce 2013 offers practical help and advice on the hiring and deployment of contract workers, including the legal and operational aspects that will differ between permanent and flexible workers. But most importantly Tarpon believe the guide’s best feature is the tips provided that demonstrate the value contractors can provide to a business.
A spokesperson from a leading UK umbrella company, Tarpon, has commented:
“This is great news for each and every contractor in the UK. The views of companies and management towards flexible workers appear to be changing. We believe the guide will help illustrate the benefits clearly and remain optimistic that the demand for contractors will continue to rise.”
Ann Swain who is the APSCO’s chief executive, who made the initial remarks, explained in more detail:
“In the continuing tough economic environment many companies are utilising the skills of professional freelance and contract staff as a way of managing costs while continuing to maintain productivity.”
Ann continued by confirming that historically temporary workers were seen as a replacement for those absent, but today flexible workforce is considered ‘the new normal’, with businesses taking advantage of flexible workers on a regular basis.
Tarpon are an umbrella company specialising in contractor tax efficiency, enabling contractors to maximise their income and streamline their admin. Tarpon also provide contractors and agencies with professional advice surrounding potential employment law and tax challenges, including IR35 and AWR.
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