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Refugees from the rat race are increasingly taking the plunge and choosing to be their own boss, according to research published by Barclays this week.

Wicked bunfight erupting between Oracle, Peoplesoft and JD Edwards in ERP market. SAP must be laughing

The PCG is calling for more research into the slump in IT which has left many independent contractors out of work, but "missing" in official statistics.

Coming as no surprise to most of us, UK business is still tightly bound in red tape according to a new report published by the Institute of Directors.

The police are called in to look at alleged financial irregularities as the once proud company languishes on the Stock Market

The Information Commission yesterday published the code for monitoring staff which states that employees should be aware of any checks being carried out.

SAP's dominance of ERP market will be challenged by Oracle who may also snap up JD Edwards. ERP Top 10 League Table published.

Nasscom reports Indian software and services industries have clocked up revenues of $9.5bn in fiscal year 2003.

Freelance representatives travel to the ILO conference to raise concerns over "innappropriate meddling" in contractor/client relationship.

FSB predicts that Chancellor will state that Britain is not yet ready to join the single currency.

They've got loads of money, and they've made good on their promise to use it to make themselves UK No. 1.

The FSB is warning that the Government risks condemning small firms to further misery if it fails to show an appetite for reform over liability insurance.

Owners of small companies are quicker to dismiss staff over stealing than sexual harassment according to new survey.

According to The Times, the Government is outsourcing a £4 billion contract to update and manage the Information Technology behind Britain's defence forces.

After the PM's comments on Question Time, the PCG are asking all contractors currently out of work to email them - all responses will be sent to No.10.

The Professional Contractors Group (PCG) is calling on the Prime Minister to explain why he believes there is full employment in the IT sector.

£1.6 million goes missing as one third wiped off the company's Stock Market value.

The CBI has launched a new bid to prevent the EU's controversial new law on agency temps doing "irreparable damage" to the UK temping market.

LogicaCMGs share price soars as they announce move to India.

A new report published by the Federation of Small Businesses reveals that without small businesses the UK wouldn't have an economy at all.

This is despite the suspension of the Fast Track Visa scheme, and the wiping clean of all IT skills from the Skills Occupation List.

Anyone with SAP experience might do well to contact LogicaCMG as they've just won a Euro 20 million contract to supply Shell Europe.

Wipro Technologies has increased staff by 40% in a year, and it has attained 'black belt' status in software development.

Outsourcing provided a massive revenue boost for the company formerly known as Andersen Consulting. They're going to target more of it.

A recent survey shows outsourcing companies are expanding their market to include mid-market companies and a broader range of industry sectors.

The FSB dismissed the budget as uninspiring, arguing that small businesses would see through the blend of rehashed announcements and tax freezes.

Barclays Bank have changed their minds about outsourcing to IBM as Indians fear stricter regulations and Government clampdowns.

For the 4th year running, MSB's sales have fallen. They explain why and give their thoughts on current market conditions

One in five businesses is planning to lay off staff in order to cope with the imminent (April 6th) rise in National Insurance Contributions.

The results of the latest Manpower survey show UK employment prospects are expected to drop in the second quarter.

Recent research suggests that many outsourcing deals are failing to satisfy their client's expectations.

Time is running out for UK small and medium sized businesses wanting to take advantage of 100% tax relief on the purchase of new IT equipment.

Individuals and businesses should watch their backs as the Government is piling pressure on the Revenue to step up tax investigations says a top accountant.

A new ruling from the European Court of Justice will make it much easier for UK IT companies to up and go to Eastern Europe.

One of our site visitors attempts to venture into the world of contracting during a tough time for the industry.

Spring increased its number of contractors in a downward marketplace. Spring wants to use huge cash pile to become the UK's biggest IT staffing company.

A massive government tender is going out which should provide a huge boost to the IT industry in the UK.

60% of UK employees are unaware of how the changes to employee National Insurance Contributions will hit their take-home pay, according to a new survey.

With only a month to go until the Budget almost 80 per cent of UK businesses are already paying more tax than ever, it was revealed this week.

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