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Banks say no to PSCs

Posted by Amaze Team on Nov 6, 2019 10:15:00 AM

Lloyds, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Barclays and Tesco Bank have all told their contract workers that they will no longer be able to work through a limited company. Going forward, these banks will all require their contract workers to go PAYE.

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Topics: IR35

What your recruiter needs to know about you

Posted by Amaze Team on Oct 8, 2019 9:27:49 AM

When you join a recruitment agency they’ll usually invite you into the office for an informal chat. This is an opportunity for them to learn all about you so that they can match you with the right job and end client. It’s important that you think carefully about your short and long term goals and give the agency as much information as possible about the opportunities you’re looking for. This might relate to the industry you’d like to work within, but it could also cover the kind of companies you’d like to work for, or the kind of assignments you’d prefer. Here are some questions to consider that your recruiter might also ask you.

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Topics: Personal Development, LinkedIn, Recruitment, CV

Three Essentials for Your CV

Posted by Amaze Team on Sep 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A great CV can be used as the template for all your social media profiles and any online application forms you might have to fill out. While there’s lots of advice on how to write your CV on the web, we’ve narrowed it down to three essential factors that really make the difference when it comes to what recruiters want. Once you’ve got the basics covered, your CV should only need updating with your latest skills and experience, so investing some time in getting your CV right is worthwhile. Recruiters receive hundreds of CVs for each position; here’s how to make them stop and take notice of yours.

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Topics: Staffing, Umbrella Company, FCSA, Recruitment, CV

Millions hooked on prescription meds

Posted by Amaze Team on Sep 19, 2019 5:27:18 PM

According to a government review, nearly 12 million people in the UK are being prescribed medicine that can cause dependence. Public Health England (PHE) found that half of these people have been on prescription medicines for a year or more, and more than a fifth for over three years. Prescribing rates are 1.5 times higher for women than for men.

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Topics: Staffing, NHS, Primary Care Networks, GPs

Bake Off judge joins NHS food fight

Posted by Amaze Team on Sep 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Bake Off judge and celebrity chef Prue Leith has been appointed advisor to a review that will look into hospital food standards across the UK. The review was announced in June, after Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed seven NHS Trusts have reported cases of listeria linked to pre-packed sandwiches and salads eaten by patients.

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Topics: NHS

Umbrella Companies Set to Soar

Posted by Amaze Team on Aug 27, 2019 4:20:11 PM

Following changes to off-payroll working in the public sector in 2017, research from APSCo found that 55% of professional recruitment companies had witnessed a drop in the use of PSCs, with most of this movement into umbrella companies. A survey of the trade association’s membership revealed that 91% of the professional recruitment firms polled believe that an increasing number of contractors will turn to umbrella companies in response to the new rules that come into effect in April 2020.

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Topics: IR35, Umbrella Company

It’ll take more than promises to turn the NHS around

Posted by Amaze Team on Aug 22, 2019 10:24:24 AM

British business is feeling the pinch of an acute skills deficit, but no organisation more so than the NHS, where long-term staff shortages have left the service close to crisis. A group of business bodies are advising the new PM to lower the salary threshold for foreign workers from £30,000 to £20,000 in order to ease the situation.

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Topics: Staffing, NHS, Pensions

NHS embraces chatbots

Posted by Amaze Team on Jul 30, 2019 11:33:39 AM

The government have announced a partnership with Amazon Echo (Alexa) that will give people access to expert health information. The voice-assisted technology will automatically search the NHS Choices website when UK users ask for health-related advice.

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Topics: NHS, Technology

Want a LinkedIn profile that makes a roar?

Posted by Amaze Team on Jul 24, 2019 10:47:46 AM

This month saw Hollywood gear up for the release of Disney’s 1994 smash The Lion King, which got its general release on the 19th. The original stands as the highest grossing traditionally animated film of all time, and with credentials like that, Amaze Umbrella got thinking about what we can learn about creating a roaring LinkedIn profile that makes the director’s cut.

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Topics: Disney, Personal Development, The Lion King, LinkedIn, Social Media

Primary Care Networks revive flagging NHS

Posted by Amaze Team on Jul 24, 2019 9:51:26 AM

Around 7,000 practices across England have come together to form more than 1,200 Primary Care Networks (PCNs). The news follows the Nuffield report, which showed that falling numbers of GPs were placing a huge strain on NHS services. Since a third of appointments don’t require the attention of a family doctor, the PCNs will comprise multi-disciplinary teams, including pharmacists, physiotherapists, paramedics and social support workers, who will work alongside GPs.

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Topics: Staffing, NHS, Primary Care Networks, GPs

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