ionic nominated as Best Recruitment Agency in On The Tools Awards!

nominated as Best Recruitment Agency! It is with great pride that we announce our nomination for the ‘Best Recruitment Agency’ for the On the Tools Awards! On the Tools is a website for the sharing of ‘on site banter’ and to bring together contractors and sub-contractors to identify business opportunities. With over 1.6 million users […]

Everything you need to know about IR35

Following the recent changes to IR35 legislation, we’ve compiled our most frequently asked questions since the changes first came into place and discuss how they could affect workers engaged via Limited Companies in the future.

The Construction Industry reacts to Hung Parliament in 2017 Election

The Construction industry reacts to Hung Parliament in 2017 Election Following the result of a hung parliament on the 9th June, the industry have been speaking their minds on the issues unfolding. We’ve compiled the most influential Construction Sector opinions to offer an insight into how this could impact the market.

Trades workers at a greater risk than any other profession

Trades workers at a greater risk than any other profession If you knew there was an illness that was killing thousands of construction workers, almost undetectable to the untrained eye; would you want to know the cause?

Is the Apprenticeship Levy beneficial to the construction industry?

Is the Apprenticeship Levy beneficial to the construction industry? With the introduction of the governments new Apprenticeship Levy set to take place in April and the growing pressures of the skills shortage, we ask: can the new tax have a positive impact on the construction industry? So, what is the Apprenticeship Levy? In April all […]

Could women help solve the trades skills shortage?

Could women help solve the trades skills shortage? Figures released by AXA insurance in February highlighted a massive lack of gender equality in the construction industry; with women making up a mere 5.2% of the current trades workforce.  We’ve taken a look at the key statistics to demonstrate some of the main issues from the report […]

The Housing White Paper: a job half done

The Housing White Paper: a job half done The highly anticipated Housing White Paper released last week may have proved to be a bit of a disappointment for anyone expecting radical changes; however there are some points which are worth considering in the battle against the housing crisis.

A Recruiter’s Perspective on the Farmer Report

Ionic Recruitment’s Managing Director, Martyn Makinson, talks to Future Constructor & Architect about the findings in the Farmer report and how it affects the construction recruitment industry. The Farmer report created a stir in the construction industry at the start of UK Construction Week, with looming headlines predicting the demise of the construction industry, rising […]

Budget 2016 – Reaction to travel and subsistence allowance

Travel and Subsistence allowance changes in March 2016 Budget

Last week saw George Osborne deliver his latest budget to the country.  Contained within the budget was the formal announcement about the change to contract and freelance workers’ pay structures that he outlined in his previous budget.

The decision to implement the new legislation has a massive impact on the contract recruitment sector. We’ve spoken to Julia Kermode from the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) to comment on the new changes and she had the following to say….

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