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September 2019

IR35 Reform Incoming: What You Need to Know

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It’s been a long journey for IR35, from its initial announcement in March 1999 to the major changes coming into effect in April 2017for Public Sector and April 6th 2020 for the Private Sector. With the private sector deadline approaching, we’re seeing more and more questions from both clients and contractors on what’s going to happen and what they need to do to be ready for it. Let’s start with the basics: How is IR35 changing? From April 6th, end clients will be responsible for determining whether contract roles sit ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ of IR35 and employers (or “fee-payers” in the language of the legislation)…

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Career Corner: Secrets to CV Success

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Studies have suggested that recruiters and hiring managers will sometimes look at a CV for as little as six seconds before deciding if the candidate is worth keeping. So how can you make sure you clear the very first hurdle of the job application process? Here are a few tips to give yourself the best possible chance: Keep the format clean, consistent and easy to read. Over-designing your CV won’t do you any favours; it may seem like putting your experience into grids and expressing your skills as graphs would make your CV stand out but generally hiring managers are looking to see the most…

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Culture Change and SM&CR

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Today sees the publication of a “culture survey” carried out by Lloyd’s of London following reports of widespread harassment and bullying. The insurance market is already preparing a number of changes to try to end what has been described as a “toxic culture”, with reports this weekend suggesting they are gearing up to launch new standards of conduct (which could then be used to impose bans and fines) and an internal market campaign encouraging people to speak out when they encounter bullying, as well as forming an independent advisory group to ensure accountability for the culture overhaul. All of this comes in the wake of…

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