Industry Insight

Here at i4, we talk about compliance a lot. That is because it’s at the heart of everything we do for our recruitment partners and our hard-working contractors. But it’s also because we’re big fans of old-fashioned values such as fairness, integrity and honesty, and...

Many people’s personal finances have taken a hit in the last couple of years with the rising cost of living, high inflation, and food, fuel and energy bills spiralling. It’s no wonder, then, that increasing numbers of people are turning to contracting to achieve a...

Jeremy Hunt, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, gave his Autumn Statement last week. Here we look at the main points and explain how they will affect contractors and recruiters. Tougher consequences for tax avoidance The government announced that it intends to introduce tougher consequences for promoters...

The latest UK employment figures (to August 2023) show that vacancies and employment fell while there was an increase in real pay, despite high inflation. In these challenging times recruiters must find new ways to improve the bottom line. One effective way of making sure...

It’s estimated that there are now over 500 umbrella companies operating in the UK, servicing around half a million freelancers and contractors every year – that’s 15% of the total workforce.  Most umbrella companies typically offer full employment benefits to workers, as well as dealing with...

As the seasons turn and we look forward to a brand new year, we cast our minds ahead to try and predict what will be the most popular contracting roles in 2024. Contracting as a career There are 32.88 million working people in the UK (May to...