New Year is prime time to think about contracting

Posted 08 / 01 / 16

January is a popular time for people to reflect on the goals and aspirations achieved in the past year.

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What changes are in store for businesses in 2016?

Posted 06 / 01 / 16

Throughout 2016 there will be a number of changes to employment law that businesses need to be aware of. Candor has prepared a guide of the changes in store during the next 12 months.

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Candor’s Christmas deadlines reminder

Posted 17 / 12 / 15

As the festive season is fast approaching, please be aware of the changes of deadline dates for Candor over the Christmas period.

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Tips for contractors – be prepared for the New Year

Posted 09 / 12 / 15

 Whether you are entering the contracting world for the first time or a seasoned professional, it is essential that contractors are prepared for the future.

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Black Friday is giving employers' a headache

Posted 25 / 11 / 15

Staff shortages are a huge headache for employers’ at the best of times, but the dreaded Black Friday sales leading up to Christmas has sent shivers to those caught unaware.

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Recorded deaths on construction sites drop 28%

Posted 16 / 11 / 15

 

The number of fatalities on building sites has fell by over a quarter in the last five years.

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Candor reaches final of Payroll World Awards 2015

Posted 13 / 11 / 15

It was a grand affair at this year’s Payroll World Awards, as hundreds of people from the payroll industry gathered for the black tie event.

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How to combat stress in the workplace

Posted 13 / 11 / 15

Stress in the workplace is a growing problem, but this helpful guide is full of tips on how to identify and combat it.

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Countdown to Payroll World Awards 2015

Posted 02 / 11 / 15

The countdown to this year’s Payroll World Awards on Thursday, November 12 has begun.

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Gender pay gap legislation- what it means for businesses

Posted 02 / 11 / 15

The proposed Government legislation to diminish the gender pay gap will now include company bonuses.

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Don’t let winter produce a wonder-less workforce

Posted 27 / 10 / 15

It’s that time of year which people either love or dread. Cold, dark, dampnights are upon us and the winter period can create a HR nightmare for businesses.

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Candor’s guide to employment contracts

Posted 19 / 10 / 15

Confusing contracts of employment can leave contractors puzzled, so here is a breakdown to explain the difference between zero hours, casual, fixed term and temporary contracts.

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The job market is bright for contractors

Posted 13 / 10 / 15

The contractors’ market is looking buoyant with a high demand for people to work in the medical, IT, accountancy, construction and engineering sectors across the country.

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Taxman collects billion pounds from tax avoidance schemes

Posted 05 / 10 / 15

The cash windfall is from new HMRC rules which were put in place last year so they could collect disputed tax from users of tax avoidance schemes.

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Only a week to go to taking the stress out of payroll

Posted 23 / 09 / 15

There’s just one week to go for people to come and visit Candor’s exhibition stand at the Recruitment Agency Expo at the NEC in Birmingham.

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Candor Creative website launches!

Posted 10 / 09 / 15

We are delighted that the website for our new PR and Marketing service, Candor Creative has been launched.

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Government announces crackdown of rogue employees

Posted 21 / 08 / 15

The Government has announced another crackdown on illegal immigrants following pressure over an increase of people trying to enter the UK at Calais.

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Housing boom boosts contractor opportunity

Posted 14 / 08 / 15

The contractor job availability in London had an increase in 10% in July 2015 compared to June 2015.

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Let your voice be heard!

Posted 14 / 08 / 15

The Association of Independent Professionals and self-employed (IPSE) has launched a survey for freelances and self-employed to complete a short survey on a range of important topics affecting them.

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Candor launches new marketing and communications service

Posted 10 / 08 / 15

Warrington based payroll and contracting services provider, Candor, has announced the launch of their exciting new marketing and communications service, Candor Creative.

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Candor shortlisted for Payroll World Award

Posted 04 / 08 / 15

We are delighted to announce that Candor has been shortlisted for the Payroll World Awards.

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Accountax’s guide to the travel and subsistence consultation

Posted 15 / 07 / 15

The long awaited Travel and Subsistence consultation has been released which examines how the Government will manage expense claims of travel and subsistence by workers of employment intermediaries.

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Summer round up

Posted 15 / 07 / 15

As the summer season is finally here and more employees take holidays, Candor has put together some handy tips to help businesses manage any challenges they may face during the summer period.

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Worried about the changes to travel expenses? Candor is here to help!

Posted 14 / 07 / 15

Following the proposed changes to travel and subsistence’s expenses, which will be announced shortly after the end of the Government’s final consultation on 30th September, Candor is planning an exclusive seminar for agencies and you are invited!

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Health issues rise in the workplace

Posted 14 / 07 / 15

A recent national survey has found that over a third of workers suffer from ill health. The study found that UK workers are troubled at work by suffering from physical health or mental health problems.

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What does the Budget mean for businesses?

Posted 10 / 07 / 15

Following on from George Osborne’s 2015 Budget announcement, Candor has put together a guide of how the announcement made by the Chancellor will affect businesses.

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What does the Budget mean for employees?

Posted 10 / 07 / 15

The topic on everybody’s lips at the moment is the 2015 Budget. But what does the announcement actually mean for employees?

Candor’s employees’ guide to the Budget includes all of the information you need to know about George Osborne’s announcement.

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Free childcare set to double by 2016

Posted 03 / 07 / 15

The amount of free childcare working parents get is set to change in 2016. By September 2016, it is expected that David Cameron will announce that free childcare will double to 30 hours per week.

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Let your voice be heard

Posted 05 / 06 / 15

Candor has recently become a member of the prestigious self-regulating body, All Umbrella Companies Are Equal (AUCAE).

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Candor becomes ‘Straight Talker’

Posted 04 / 06 / 15

Candor has received prestigious membership from All Umbrella Companies Are Equal (AUCAE) after making a promise to deliver transparent and honest services.

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Save £££s with New Tax-Free Childcare Scheme

Posted 21 / 05 / 15

The Government’s new tax- free childcare scheme, which launches in October 2015, may save working families up to £2,000 per year per child.

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Nothing lost in translation with Candor

Posted 13 / 05 / 15

Candor has appointed three multi-lingual Account Managers to ensure effective and clear communication with all our contractors and umbrella employees.

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How to stay safe in the sun?

Posted 12 / 05 / 15

As a contractor, you may spend a lot of time working outdoors and even though the British weather is unpredictable to say the least, you need to ensure you stay safe in the sun.

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Rate our services

Posted 12 / 05 / 15

Here at Candor, we want to ensure that we provide all of our contractors with the best possible service so we want to hear from you how we are doing.

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Are you aware of the changes to parental leave?

Posted 12 / 05 / 15

Last month, changes to shared parental leave (SPL) came into force, but a survey has revealed that the majority of parents are unaware of the changes.

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Pension changes come into place

Posted 08 / 04 / 15

Pension changes have come into force in the UK meaning that savers have more control over their money.

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Top tips to improving health and safety in the workplace

Posted 07 / 04 / 15

Health and safety in the workplace is critical for all employees. Here are our five top tips to help improve health and safety for your employees:

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Election summary

Posted 07 / 04 / 15

With the biggest political date in the calendar, the General Election on 7th May, fast approaching; we’ve put together a brief overview of some of the key employment policies that the major parties are proposing should they get into power.

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Employment Law changes - are you up to date?

Posted 07 / 04 / 15

This April, there are a number of changes in Employment Law that are coming into force, mainly focusing around parental leave.

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Candor gets Accountax seal of approval

Posted 01 / 04 / 15

Candor is celebrating after receiving Approved Status from specialist tax consultants Accountax.

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Candor hits the press

Posted 26 / 03 / 15

In the latest edition of the Recruiter magazine (April 15), our Sales and Operations Director Sharon Bishop shared her expert opinion about why all umbrella and payroll companies are not the same.

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Budget 2015 Summary

Posted 18 / 03 / 15

At Candor we have been monitoring the Budget 2015 in terms of what it means for us, clients, contractors and umbrella employees.

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Legislation changes- are you ready?

Posted 17 / 03 / 15

The HMRC has recently announced changes to the reporting requirements for recruitment agencies that place temporary workers.
From 6th April, agencies will have to collect more details in order to be compliant. For many, this will lead to an increase in administration workload.

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Candor partners with Accountax

Posted 11 / 03 / 15

Candor has appointed tax specialist consultants Accountax in a partnership that will ensure all our services are compliant and in line with latest HMRC legislation and regulations.

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It’s time to start talking about mental health

Posted 11 / 03 / 15

As one in four people now suffer from stress or mental health issues, people in the workplace are being encouraged to speak to others about this often invisible illness.

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Income tax personal allowance increases

Posted 11 / 03 / 15

From 6th April 2015, the income tax on personal allowance will increase meaning umbrella employees will have slightly more money in your take home pay.

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Self-employment at a 40 year high

Posted 09 / 03 / 15

Figures have shown that self-employment has reached a 40 year high as 88,000 more people are now self-employed compared to a year ago.

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Candor becomes a member of the British Safety Council

Posted 26 / 02 / 15

Candor has become a member of the British Safety Council as part of our commitment to improving health and safety for our umbrella employees.

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Financial Secretary to the Treasury recognises the value of umbrella companies

Posted 05 / 02 / 15

Candor has welcomed the news that the Financial Secretary to the Treasury recognised the value of umbrella companies which operate responsibly during Monday’s parliamentary questions.

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Candor Response to Dispatches Programme

Posted 22 / 01 / 15

Following Channel 4’s Dispatches programme this week which highlighted the non-compliant practices of one umbrella company operating in the UK, Candor wishes to address the issues raised.

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Lucky competition winner presented with iPad

Posted 23 / 10 / 14

At the recent Recruitment Agency Expo at the NEC Birmingham, Candor held a competition to win an iPad Mini along with other goodies.

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Candor sponsors football match

Posted 21 / 10 / 14

Payroll provider Candor has sponsored the match ball for Egerton Ladies football team as part of their on-going community work.

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Recruitment agency expo 2014 competition winners

Posted 13 / 10 / 14

At the recent Recruitment Agency Expo at the NEC, Candor launched a competition for visitors to enter our prize draw.

Hundreds of you entered and we are delighted to announce the below winners:

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We have moved!

Posted 30 / 09 / 14

As of yesterday (Monday 29th September) we have moved to our new head office on Olympic Park in Birchwood, Warrington.

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Candor launches FAQ page

Posted 24 / 09 / 14

Candor has recently launched their brand new Frequently Asked Questions page for contractors and clients.

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Candor kicks starts Pension Auto-Enrolment

Posted 14 / 08 / 14

Over the next couple of months, Candor will introduce its Pension Auto-Enrolment scheme to help contractors prepare financially for retirement.

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Candor hits the press

Posted 25 / 07 / 14

In Recruiter Magazine’s supplement, Managing Agency Workers 2014, our Head of Account Management, Catherine Roberts, shares her expert opinion on the current hot topic in payroll, Onshore Employment Intermediaries Legislation.

 

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Come and visit us at the Recruitment Agency Expo

Posted 08 / 07 / 14

Candor will be exhibiting at the Recruitment Agency Expo at the NEC Birmingham on the 1st and 2nd October 2014.

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April is approaching: the perfect time to review your payroll arrangements

Posted 10 / 03 / 14

Is managing your payroll taking up your time which instead could be used for moving your business forward?

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Candor payroll services staff do their bit for charity at Christmas

Posted 08 / 01 / 14

To show support for our partnership with Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, members of staff at Candor kindly donated part of their salary this Christmas.

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Tom opening one of our donated iPad Mini's

Posted 19 / 12 / 13

Tom, one of Clatterbridge's patients opening on of our donated iPad Mini's!

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Candor spreads Christmas cheer for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

Posted 16 / 12 / 13

Last week we donated four iPad Mini’s to our chosen charity Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

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Clatterbridge Charity Elf Appearance

Posted 04 / 12 / 13

Rachel and Lizzie from our marketing and PR team became Santa’s helpers as part of Integra People’s ongoing work for the charity.

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Candor Payroll Services launch an eight week radio campaign on Talk Sport

Posted 25 / 10 / 13

Today Candor has launched an eight week radio advertising campaign across the North West on Talk Sport.

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Candor payroll services celebrates success at the recruitment agency expo

Posted 09 / 10 / 13

Last week Candor had a stand at the Recruitment Agency Expo at the NEC and we had a great time meeting lots of people from the recruitment industry.

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Candor payroll services appears on TV at the Stoke v Norwich City match

Posted 27 / 09 / 13

Look out for Candor on TV this weekend as the company has signed up for an advertising deal with Stoke City to have pitch side advertising at the Britannia Stadium.

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Candor payroll services is exhibiting at the NEC Recruitment Agency Expo

Posted 24 / 09 / 13

Payroll solutions provider Candor is delighted to be exhibiting at the upcoming Recruitment Agency Expo at the NEC on 2nd & 3rd October.

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Join our team!

Posted 23 / 09 / 13

Warrington-based payroll solutions provider Candor is looking for two new sales executives to join the team.

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Candor Payroll Services moves to a new modern office in Warrington

Posted 17 / 05 / 13

Candor has opened the door to their brand new office in the North as a central location to service their clients throughout the UK.

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Candor payroll services launches brand new website

Posted 16 / 05 / 13

Due to the continuous growth of the business, Candor has launched their brand new website reflecting the expansion of the company and the services we offer.

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