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Celebration for 3C Global after being granted AÜG licence in Germany by 3C

Leading international contractor management company 3C Global has successfully been granted an Arbeitnehmerüberlassung (often abbreviated to AÜG or...

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Celebrating 5 years of 3C Global by 3C

It is 5 years since we gave birth to 3C Global and went to market, and what a fun journey it has been so far!

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New accolade for 3C Global as firm awarded Trusted Partner status by APSCo by 3C

We're very happy to announce that we have been awarded Trusted Partner status by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

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Global Tax Evasion Totals 427bn USD Per Annum by Sarah Fitzgerald

Global tax evasion accounts for a loss of revenue totalling 427bn USD per year, according to reports by UK-based campaigning group, Tax Justice...

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Donald Trump to fall foul of the 183 day rule? by Sarah Fitzgerald

Contractors and recruiters regularly face queries on the 183 day rule in various countries and what it means in regards to tax residence. However,...

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Germany's famous church tax revenue drops significantly during covid by Sarah Fitzgerald

Contractors working in Germany will be very familiar with its unique church tax (Kirchensteuer).

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Those who work remotely should be taxed more - Deutsche Bank by Sarah Fitzgerald

A controversial proposal put forward by Deutsche Bank could see those who work from home paying a higher rate of tax.

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Suspected tax evasion investigation probe after lavish wedding by Sarah Fitzgerald

An investigation has been launched in relation to the source of a Pakistani businessman’s wealth, after it was discovered that his daughter’s wedding...

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New tax and expenses proposals to help aid remote workers in Ireland by Sarah Fitzgerald

In Ireland, new tax and expense arrangements in relation to working from home are being considered as part of a new government strategy due to be...

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76% of contractors reject AÜG in favour of independence by FM

Despite the challenges the current Covid-19 pandemic has provided, contractors working in Germany continue to reject the AÜG (leased employment)...

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Contracting in Germany remains resilient during COVID-19 by 3C

Opportunities for contractors in Germany have remained resilient despite the economic impact of the global pandemic, according to a study from the...

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Germany’s rules on Dual Nationality may be a threat to UK National contractors by Sarah Fitzgerald

From 1 January 2021, Britons living and contracting in Germany may no longer be eligible to work there, as they will no longer be regarded as EU...

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65 is the new 20 - German Labour force is getting older by 3C

In some news that will be of interest to recruiters who work in the German market, the Labour force here is getting older.

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Switzerland Votes To Retain Free Movement Within EU by Sarah Fitzgerald

In a Swiss referendum held on September 27 last, sixty-two percent (62%) of the Swiss population voted against the termination of an agreement that...

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Positive news from Denmark as number of job adverts soar to pre-covid levels by Sarah Fitzgerald

The number of new job advertisements posted online soared in September with 24,900 new job listings, according to Danish job board Jobindex. This is...

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Geneva to introduce minimum wage of 4086 CHF per month by Sarah Fitzgerald

On 27 September 2020, half a million people in the Swiss city of Geneva voted in favour of introducing a minimum wage of 4,086 Swiss francs...

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Spanish government to regulate remote working by 3C

Most contractors who are working from home during this current Covid period may be able to claim part or all of their home working costs as tax...

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3C Global joins APSCo (the Association of Professional Staffing Companies) by Sarah Fitzgerald

After passing the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) robust assessment process, 3C Global, leading international contractor...

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Tax fraud crackdown in Germany by Sarah Fitzgerald

The government in Germany is establishing a new tax fraud and tax evasion unit. This comes after evidence which emerged during the high profile...

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Contractor’s Alleged “Accidental” IT Security Breach in NYPD by Sarah Fitzgerald

In the US, an IT contractor has been released without charge after allegations that he “accidentally” uploaded and transmitted a virus onto the New...

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Social security rate hike for contractors averted in Poland by Sarah Fitzgerald

The Polish exchequer is now likely to be facing a deficit in 2020, following the decision by the country’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) to...

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Social security rates to rise in Slovakia for contractors in 2020 by Sarah Fitzgerald

Changes to the minimum social insurance premiums payable by freelancers and contractors in Slovakia will take effect in January 2020.

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IT Contractor found innocent of tax evasion by tribunal by Sarah Fitzgerald

It has been reported that a UK-based contractor has been wrongly pursued by Her Majesty Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for unpaid taxes. According to an...

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Potential income boost may be on the way for freelancers in Germany by Sarah Fitzgerald

The government in Germany is facing increased pressure to abolish the "solidarity tax" as groups rally to try to force its abolition in what may be a...

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Massive shock as 200 contractors set to lose contracts with Novartis in Ireland by Sarah Fitzgerald

Novartis’ Global Restructuring Responsible for Loss of 200 Contractor Jobs in Co. Cork, Ireland

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Dutch social security monitoring system under fire from UN rapporteur by Sarah Fitzgerald

An automated system designed to detect social security fraud in the Netherlands has come under fire by the UN Human Rights and Poverty rapporteur,...

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Netherlands to tackle discriminatory recruitment processes by Sarah Fitzgerald

Recruiters in the Netherlands are warned to ensure that their recruitment processes are transparent and non-discriminatory

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Switzerland and UAE removed from EU tax “Blacklist” by Sarah Fitzgerald

On Friday 11 October 2019, it was reported that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Switzerland have been removed from the EU “grey list” of tax...

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French govt. plan to scan social media for tax avoidance causes huge alarm by Sarah Fitzgerald

Contractors working in France are urged to ensure that their financial and tax affairs are in order after the French government recently announced...

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New Danish PM vows to combat tax fraud by FM

“I pay my tax in the belief that you pay yours. I pay for your doctor’s visit, in the belief that you pay for mine. In Denmark we don’t have gold...

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Italian government to wage war on tax dodgers - Contractors take note by Sarah Fitzgerald

"Tax evasion is one of our country’s greatest plagues. The government is working on measures that have never been adopted before” - Italian Prime...

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Brexit Shakes Confidence of UK Freelance Sector by Sarah Fitzgerald

Uncertainty regarding how Brexit could affect freelance work is having a negative impact on those who work within the sector according to research...

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Contractor Professional Indemnity Cover: Better Safe Than Sorry by Sarah Fitzgerald

As a recruiter, you would like to believe that everyone you put forward to your client for hire on a contract basis is honest and trustworthy.

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Westside Community Football Club by FM

Westside Community Football Club in Wandsworth, South West London, was founded in 1996. The club has grown to 30 womens and mens teams with 400...

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8 things to think about before contracting in Germany by Sarah Fitzgerald

Wilkommen! You’ve secured a contract in Germany – congratulations! Now you need to know about some of the customs and traditions of this fine...

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How to avoid contract search burnout by Sarah Fitzgerald

As a contractor, we at 3C Global are all too aware that it can sometimes be challenging to find your next contract. Having to be in self-promotion...

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Top 10 most competitive economies in Europe for contractors by Sarah Fitzgerald

Whether you are trying to decide where to base your next contract adventure, or seeking out potential new recruits, perhaps you should consider...

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The 15 most expensive cities in the world to contract in by Sarah Fitzgerald

As a contractor, there are many factors to consider when choosing where to work. In addition to finding a contract that suits your skill-set, you...

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Rising demand for IT contractors in Germany by Sarah Fitzgerald

According to a study conducted by the Computerwoche*, a weekly German magazine for those working in the area of IT, there is a particularly high...

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AEOI standard could spark IOU’S & UOU’S for contractors by FM

After many years of discussion, a new international standard on the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) was implemented.

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Hungary for success by FM

Could Hungary become the next big market for international recruiters?

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EU sets tax haven blacklist criteria by FM

Following the publishing of the panama papers, the EU vowed to draw up a blacklist of tax havens that are resisting moves on global tax transparency.

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Lost in translation - Idioms that make no sense in English by Sarah Fitzgerald

When you work on a contract basis, the world is your oyster! Of course, by this we mean that there are countless contracting opportunities out there...

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Age is no barrier for German head-hunters by FM

Recently officials from Germany’s employment agency, Bundesagentur für Arbeitin, went to Finland to showcase opportunities in Germany at the TalentIT...

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French President Emmanuel Macron Encourages Self-Employment in New Reforms by Sarah Fitzgerald

Newly elected president of France Emmanuel Macron is a breath of fresh air for both contractors and their would-be recruiters. Macron is set to...

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25 Most Sought-After Skills In Global Contracting by FM

As either a contractor or a recruiter, we here at 3C Global believe that it’s essential to keep your ‘finger on the pulse’ and to observe which...

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