Looking back on 2017…

December 22, 2017eps_admin

It’s always interesting to look back on the last 12 months, from both a business and world perspective, so to help cast your mind back this is just a selection of the events that sprung to mind for the Easypay team …

In January Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.The wrong winner was announced at the Oscars at the Oscars in February.In March Article 50 was triggered by the UK Government, meaning Brexit will commence in Spring 2019.April saw the introduction of IR35 rules which was a challenger for the public sector with many contractors not looking to the sector for work with 70% of professional recruiters stating placements in the public sector have dropped (APSCo).In May computers around the world are hit by WannaCry, a ransomware cyber-attack.The Conservatives lost their Commons majority in June.In July the BBC announced the first ever female Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker.Throughout the year there has been talk about falling unemployment rates.Hurricane Irma bought catastrophic consequences being the strongest Hurricane observed in the Atlantic since Wilma in 2005.New corporate offences, in relation to failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, came into force in the Criminal Finances Act 2017.Easypay were launched their new and improved website.The REC reported that starting salaries grew in October at the second quickest rate since November 2015 as businesses are forced to increase pay as a way to attract new employees and talent.The Bank of England raised UK interest rates for first time since 2007.In November it was announced that there will be a Royal Wedding in 2018.9001 recruitment businesses were registered in 2017.A niche IT Recruitment was one of two winners in The Apprentice 2017Celebrities we have sadly lost this year include Keith Chegwin, Bruce Forsyth, Sir John Hurt and Sir Roger Moore.Easypay doubled its client base of new and established recruiters.

We are looking forward to 2018 and what it will bring!