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Budget 2018: What the IR35 changes mean for self-employed workers

On Monday, The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his budget to Parliament. Within that, changes to the biggest new revenue-raiser, IR35, were announced. But what do contractors and hiring companies need to know about the future changes announced for the Private Sector? First introduced in April 2000, IR35 is an anti-avoidance tax legislation...


Industry 4.0 - What impact will it have on the future of our jobs?

Last month saw the publication of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) The Future of Jobs Report 2018. An extensive survey of Chief Human Resources and Chief Executive Officers of leading global employers capturing aims and projections related to the jobs and skills market leading up to 2022. The meaning of Industry 4.0 We are already in the middle ...


Astute Technical Recruitment Ltd appoints Amarjit Chahal as Finance Director

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Amarjit Chahal as Finance Director to assist with strategic financial planning and direction. Amarjit joined the Astute team in June 2018 following on from his position as Commercial Director at one of the largest recruiters in the world, Randstad. Amarjit brings a wealth of experience from holdi...


Are you part of the Waste Revolution?

In our February blog, we talked about the increasing amount of job opportunities in the waste sector. Six months on, we look at how waste and recycling is evolving to provide exciting new career opportunities. Outdated views of what a career in waste entails have previously masked the revolution and development of the sector. But things are chan...


Fundraising for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Matt's Story

Last month, we announced that our Charity of the Year 2018/2019 would be the Portsmouth Hospitals Charity. Based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, this charity serves patients throughout the Trust, looking after more than 700,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. As the local hospital to the Astute offices,...


Jobs growth showing plenty of promise for the AD and biogas industry

This week marks the start of the largest trade show dedicated to the anaerobic digestion and biogas industry. With 200 exhibitors in one place, the event provides the perfect opportunity for businesses in the sector to meet and discuss a wide spectrum of subjects from investment to technology. Ahead of the event, we examine what the future might...


Nuclear Sector Deal: "Good jobs and greater earning power for all"

Last week marked the beginning of a new chapter for the UK nuclear industry with the launch of a new Nuclear Sector Deal by the Government. The £200m deal will lead Britain towards its target for cleaner economic growth whilst reducing the cost of nuclear energy, aid the development of new technologies and the creation of education, skills and j...


Announcing our Charity of the Year: The Portsmouth Hospitals Charity

Astute Technical Recruitment Ltd is pleased to announce that we have chosen the Portsmouth Hospitals Charity as our Charity of the Year 2018/2019. Based at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, the Portsmouth Hospitals Charity serves patients throughout the Trust and is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. The aims of the c...


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