Webinar: Understand your mental health

Further to the success of our last webinars MIDAS would like to invite you to Understand Your Mental Health with Ross McWilliam, The Man Who Changed A Million Lives. We…

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Growing our team

MIDAS are really pleased to announce we have a new team member, Allison has joined as a new Bid and Marketing Manager to contribute to the growth of the business.…

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Response to the Chancellor’s additional support for businesses

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced some additional support for businesses. Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the REC, responded: “The Chancellor's changes to the Jobs Support Scheme will see more firms use…

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Remote working: Embrace technology, but don’t forget cyber security

There is no question that the business landscape is looking very different since Covid-19 arrived on the world stage like a very unwelcome visitor at an office party! Who would…

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IR35 changes – are you prepared?

On 6 April 2021, IR35 rules in the private sector will change. The changes mean that where individuals provide their services through an intermediary, the end user client will become…

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Record number of new job adverts posted in mid-September

Record number of new job adverts posted in mid-September Nearly 129,000 new job postings last week, the highest number since lockdown Total job postings in the UK up to 1.21…

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Key Information Document (KID)

Key Information Document regulation comes into effect from today 6th April 2020. Regulation 13A of the ‘Conduct Regulations’ (Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) introduces a requirement…

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme gives employers the option to offer furlough to employees whilst we fight the Coronavirus. ‘Furloughed workers’ - payments to employers to cover 80% of employee…

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Temporary checks to ID

Due to the Coronavirus there have been temporary checks to ID introduced for a temporary period. The DBS standard and enhanced ID checking guidance will be changed. The change will…

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Coronavirus Bill

The Coronavirus Bill is emergency legislation which will give the government powers to bring in a raft of measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak The two key budget announcements covered by…

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IR35 changes

IR35 On 17 March 2020 the Government announced that it would delay (but not cancel) the IR35 changes in the private sector until April 2021. The delay is to reflect the…

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The Good Work hub

The government has outlined its plan to future-proof the UK’s world-leading labour market. Here’s what you need to know. Currently there are four pieces of legislation that have been agreed by…

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Employers scale back hiring plans in September as Brexit deadline looms

Permanent placements drop for seventh month in a row Weakest increase in vacancies for over seven and a half years Availability of staff continues to drop amid uncertain outlook Summary…

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Hiring intentions remain positive despite the recent uncertainty

New data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) shows that employers’ hiring intentions have remained positive despite the recent uncertainty. The REC’s latest report, which covers June-August 2019, shows…

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Private Sector IR35 Draft Legislation Released

The changes will apply to payments made on and after 6 April 2020.   The draft legislation is subject to an 8 week technical consultation until 5 September 2019. The…

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Future legislative changes to be aware of

Itemised payslips From 6 April 2019, all workers (not just employees) have been entitled to receive a payslip. This must document any variation in pay across the time worked. You…

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Poor management costs UK business £84 million a year

We are entering a new age of business leadership and management, and it is therefore imperative that we build a cadre of future leaders equipped to deal with the changing…

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Extending the Brexit deadline is limited comfort for employers

Extending the Brexit deadline is limited comfort for employers New data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows that UK employers remain in limbo due to uncertainty even after…

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Why chose MIDAS?

Choose a recruitment business who is a member of the REC (The Recruitment & Employment Confederation) as MIDAS is. The REC represents more than 3,500 recruitment businesses in the UK,…

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Are temporary workers on a “contract for services” entitled to Statutory Maternity Leave?

No, Statutory Maternity Leave is only applicable to employees operating under a contract of employment and does not apply to temporary workers engaged on a contract for services It is…

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Reluctance amongst workers to seek new roles

Reports from the latest KPMG and REC survey indicate that there has been a reluctance amongst workers to seek new roles due to uncertainty relating to Brexit, as well as…

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Reverse charge VAT

Will Reverse charge VAT affect Recruitment? The Reverse Charge legislation for the construction sector has been slowly making its way through Parliament since 2017 and will come into force on…

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How Recruitment Professionals cope with the stresses of the job

Counselling sessions, wellness programmes, trips to the gym, as well as just taking time to talk are just some of the ways recruiters are tackling stress at their agencies. Recruitment…

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IR35 – What recruiters should be doing now

In October 2018 the Chancellor announced that HMRC were pushing ahead with their extension of the off-payroll rules in the private sector from 6 April 2020. Assess who amongst their…

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Willmott wins £24m Blackpool police station job

Willmott Dixon has secured its latest large scale police custody suite as forces across the country continue to invest millions of pounds in carrying out major overhauls of their estates.…

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Are you flying in your career?

Do you have the drive and passion to fly high in your career? Do you wish to feel valued and be rewarded well for your hard work? Do you want to work…

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MIDAS Celebrate St Patricks Day

Fond memories of MIDAS Guinness drops yesterday as MIDAS celebrate St Patricks Day with Guinness drops to construction Company’s in the North West… lots of fun, laughter and cheer… see recruitment doesn’t have…

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Eric Wright Group appointed Preston tram project worth £25m

Eric Wright Group appointed Preston Tram project worth £25m Preston Trampower Ltd has reached agreement with Eric Wright Civil Engineering to build the 3.5-mile tramway, starting with a 1,250-metre-long pilot…

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Happy New Year

Michelle and the team would like to wish all our candidates, clients and friends a happy and successful 2018. Hope you have had a great Xmas and New Year

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Morgan Sindall / Bemo, Taylor Woodrow / Bam Nuttall and Hochtief chosen for £350m TfL framework

Transport for London has named the successful contractors for its £350m future stations tunnelling and civil engineering framework A Morgan Sindall / Bemo JV and a Taylor Woodrow / Bam…

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Overbury wins fit out for Deloitte UK HQ

Overbury has won a fit-out contract for the redevelopment of Deloitte’s expanded UK headquarters in London The contractor has started enabling work on the 265,000 sq ft fit-out at One…

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Russells to kick off Manchester’s £105m Oxygen tower

Russells to kick off Manchester’s £105m Oxygen tower Russells will start work next month on a major three-tower residential scheme in Manchester 10 years after the site first secured planning…

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Forrest wins 34-storey £70m Manchester tower

Forrest wins 34-storey £70m Manchester tower We believe that Elliot Group has selected Forrest to deliver the project, which has a gross development value of £70m and includes a podium and…

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Planning Consent Granted for Phase One of Altair

Nikal has been granted detailed planning permission for Phase One of Altair, Altrincham’s dynamic new £70 million residential and leisure quarter in the town centre. The decision means that construction…

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Kier submits plans for mental health clinic on behalf of Mersey Care NHS Trust

Kier Construction has submitted a planning application for a £60m mental health hospital near Liverpool on behalf of Mersey Care NHS Trust. A planning application for a single-storey 123-bed mental…

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Neptune readies for £11m ABC conversion

Neptune readies for £11m ABC conversion 12 Dec 2016, 11:05 Liverpool City Council is set to transfer ownership of the former ABC cinema on Lime Street to developer Neptune, as…

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Preston Post Office to be converted to a boutique hotel

Two Preston hotel schemes, Signature Living’s proposal for the historic Post Office site and the Rigby Organisation’s Guild Centre conversion, have been approved by Preston City Council’s planning committee. Liverpool-based…

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Graham has scooped a £134m deal to build two health facilities in Aberdeen

The contractor will build the two facilities for NHS Grampian at its Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen worth £134m, the largest project to be procured through the Health Facilities Scotland…

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Hard’ Brexit could cost construction 214,000 jobs, warns Arcadis

The British construction industry could lose out on 214,000 workers if there is a ‘hard’ Brexit, according to research from Arcadis. The report found that a ‘soft’ Brexit could see…

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Recruitment sector awaits Chancellor’s announcements to help job creation

Measures boosting job creation in the UK’s house building, transport infrastructure and science sectors, as well as an increase in the National Living Wage, are just some of the announcements…

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Employment remains at record high

The UK’s employment rate has remained at record levels, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics, while unemployment also fell.   ONS figures, released this morning, reveal UK…

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