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The Catch-22 of Recruitment Decisions


With changes to Travel & Subsistence (T&S) about to come into force within a matter of weeks, recruiters are being forced to make the ultimate of business decisions:

Do you pay your workers more money and accept smaller margins, or do you charge your clients more and boost your profits but risk losing clients at the same time?

Not much of a choice, is it really? But that’s the dilemma recruiters who operate a contingency desk will be asking themselves from this April. The answer to the dilemma comes down to what your priorities are.

The new reforms will have a significant impact on those contractors working via an Umbrella company, and over the coming weeks we will invariably see a plethora of opportunistic Umbrella providers claiming to have the magic answer to effectively deal with the government’s new legislation. Which is unfortunate, but to be expected.