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CoppaFeel for Focused

CoppaFeel for Focused

As March is cancer awareness month, we thought we would share a member of our team’s story and show our support for Coppafeel. As published on the Daily Mail online, Kelly Bainbridge our customer service manager was sadly diagnosed with breast cancer, which later developed into brain cancer. Her story is both heartbreaking and inspirational […]

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Real Time Information 2013

Real Time Information 2013

Real Time Information (RTI) is the biggest change to the PAYE scheme in many years, as a result all employers will be required to send payroll in ‘real time’, rather than at the end of the year. The benefits of this change will ensure all workers in the UK are paying the correct amount of […]

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Swedish Derogation Newsflash

Swedish Derogation Newsflash

Focused’s stance on refusing to participate in Swedish Derogation solution proves to be the proper approach to the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) of October 2012. When AWR was introduced last October a number of umbrella companies cynically exploited a legal loophole in regulations to avoid paying agency workers the same as their colleagues on permanent […]

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What does 2013 have in store for contractors?

What does 2013 have in store for contractors?

Despite the recent recession, it appears that short term assignments have remained popular with end clients needing to fulfil a requirement, but not wanting to increase permanent staffing costs.  This is great news for our umbrella employees who seem to have weathered the economic storm reasonably well. We are also pleased that the impact of […]

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A word from the MD

A word from the MD

Eight years ago myself and Steve Jones, started Focused Consulting with little more than a phone, a very accommodating accountant and a ‘never say never’ attitude.  Until then we had both worked in recruitment for many years and experienced umbrella companies of all shapes and sizes but we overwhelmingly felt that we could do better. […]

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Scream if you want to go faster!

Scream if you want to go faster!

Being in recruitment over the past few years has felt a little like being on a funfair ride.  The seemingly endless changes in legislation (MSCs, NMW & AWR) have had us all spinning in circles and looking forward to a time when things get back to normal. Sadly as we approach 2013 with RTI and […]

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