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The umbrella that offers no shelter to construction workers forced into bogus self-employment

By David Jackson
12th February 2016

A recent article in the Guardian about false self-employment and financial exploitation of construction workers at the hands of an ‘umbrella’ companies c...

Tags: Opinions

Chairman’s Update: Championing freelancers in construction

By David Jackson
12th February 2016

Promoting and increasing awareness of the enormous contribution the nation’s 4.6 million freelancers make to the UK economy is one of my passions.  And no...

Hudson Contract Rewards: We want to give our clients at least £50,000 this year. Please claim now!

By Fiona Gamwell
11th February 2016

In 2015, the Hudson Contract Rewards Scheme went from strength to strength, with clients receiving a grand total of almost £45,000 as a ‘thank you’ fo...

Tags: Rewards

HMRC: A two-pronged attack

By Ian Anfield
11th February 2016

With the tax year end and self-assessment all filed with HMRC, many people are now sitting back and thinking,  “Thank goodness that’s over for another ye...

Tags: Opinions , HMRC

Hudson Contract Apprenticeship Survey: Pay rises for those aged 25+ will lead to fewer opportunities

By Hudson Contract
13th January 2016

Almost a quarter of construction firms surveyed by Hudson Contract were unaware of new national living wage legislation that means apprentices aged 25...

2016: The Year of Compliance

By David Jackson
13th January 2016

There’s no doubt about it – compliance of statutory regulations is 2016’s key requirement for those of us who provide contract and payroll services to...

Construction pay trends: What happened to earnings during 2015?

By Hudson Contract
13th January 2016

This time last year, confidence was high in construction, with optimism higher than at any time since February 2006.  But did construction actually go from ...

Tags: Pay Stats

Freelance Builder Pay Trends: January 2016

By Hudson Contract
13th January 2016

Hudson Contract delivers the most accurate indications of pay trends across the construction industry, using payroll data for over 2,200 construction com...

Tags: Pay Stats

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