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Labour Shortages In Landscaping

Addressing The Labour Shortages In The Landscaping Sector

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about labour shortages across the construction industry. There have been several initiatives put in place to encourage more workers to join the construction workforce, and while these are now bearing fruit, unfortunately there has been a negative knock-on impact on the landscaping sector.

Find Temp Workers

The Easiest Ways to Find Temp Workers

If you’re running a business and need employees for short-term work, temp workers are exactly what you need. Temporary employees make it easy to complete one-off projects. Or quickly find a replacement for an employee who has left. Once your need for them has ended, there’s no need for piles of paperwork. Or the expense of laying someone off.

Self-assessment deadline

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Everything you need to know about the upcoming tax return deadline

As the self assessment tax return deadline for 2019 is looming, you may have some questions about what this all means, how and if it affects you at all. The subject of taxes can be a daunting and confusing one

Eligible to work in the UK

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How to check if people are eligible to work in the UK

If you’re not sure how to check whether your workers are legally permitted to work in the UK, it can be a challenge to find the right information. To keep you clued up with the facts, here’s what you need to ask and check for in order to confirm your employee’s right to work in the UK.

Employer Questions

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What to ask your employer before accepting a job

When looking for work, it can be tempting to accept a job offer straight away. However, try not to get ahead of yourself! You may want to clarify a few things with your employer before agreeing to take on a job.

Farm Safety

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How dangerous is farming?

Charlotte Smith covered a campaign on the need to improve farm safety back in the late 90s, and yet yesterday she returned to cover the topic again on BBC Radio 4. Since then, actions have been taken to improve farm safety but the statistics aren’t changing. Farming is still the most dangerous job going. And we were reminded of that by the recent fatality of Broughshane farmer, James Gibson.

Need to know – CSCS Cards

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Applying for CSCS cards

As discussed in our CSCS scheme blog, CSCS cards are a great way for grafters to prove to employers that they have the correct training, qualifications and experience for the job in question. Possession of a CSCS card increases the number of jobs you can apply for – some job postings may require applicants to hold a certain type of CSCS card before they can even be considered.

Help with your tax return

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Sole traders – do you need help with your tax return?

As a sole trader, legally you and your business are one and the same. Acting as the exclusive owner of the business, you’re entitled to keep all profits after tax has been paid. The downside is this means that you’re also liable for any losses and failure to comply with UK tax regulations. 

London labourers pay

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The rate of pay for construction labourers in London

It’s important that your jobs are listed with a wage that reflects the appropriate rate of pay for the profession in question. You should also take into account other factors such as location, experience and any further qualifications that the desired applicant needs to have.