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The latest news affecting umbrella companies in the UK. Featuring HMRC, the Agency Workers Directive, the 2003 Agency Regulations, and IR35.

Umbrella company pensions in a snapshot

Umbrella company pensions in a snapshot

When you join an umbrella company, you must understand how umbrella company pensions work – so you don’t end up contributing when you didn’t intend to. This article will look into umbrella company pensions and how they work. Hopefully, this blog covers all bases! Umbrella companies are legally required to …

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How do umbrella companies process the payroll of employees?

How do umbrella companies process the payroll of employees?

Umbrella companies exist to process the payroll of employees, but how do they do this? This article will provide a short overview of how umbrella companies work – with an emphasis on how umbrella companies process the payroll of employees. We hope you find it useful! PAYE Pay As You …

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Churchill Knight Umbrella Is Open To The Idea Of Industry-Wide Umbrella Company Regulations

Churchill Knight Umbrella is open to the idea of industry-wide umbrella company regulations [Sponsored Editorial]

The following editorial has been written for umbrellacompanies.org.uk by Churchill Knight Umbrella – an FCSA accredited umbrella company. Recently, umbrella companies have been under fire in the news, most notably with the developments associated with mini umbrella company (MUC) fraud. While most umbrella companies (including Churchill Knight Umbrella) operate in …

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Umbrella Company Fees – Everything You Need To Know

Umbrella company fees – everything you need to know

With the recent rise in demand for umbrella companies, thousands of contractors are searching for information regarding umbrella company fees. We’ll summarise everything you need to know about umbrella company fees, allowing you to move forward with your umbrella company search with complete peace of mind. The umbrella company margin …

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10 tips to take on board before joining an umbrella company

10 tips to take on board before joining an umbrella company

Before joining an umbrella company, there are plenty of things you should check. This article will provide you with 10 helpful tips to help you choose an umbrella company you can trust, and one that’ll provide you with an efficient payroll service. Request a take home pay calculation Umbrella companies …

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The FCSA updates Codes of Compliance

The FCSA updates Codes of Compliance

The FCSA is the UK’s most recognised professional body dedicated to ensuring the supply chain of temporary workers is compliant with UK tax law. In response to recent market activities, the FCSA has updated its Codes of Compliance. Keep reading, and we’ll explain more. Why has the FCSA updated its …

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When should you consider leaving an umbrella company?

When should you consider leaving an umbrella company?

Are you currently using the services of an umbrella company that over-promised and is under-delivering? While some excellent umbrellas are out there, some could benefit from an overhaul in customer service. Our latest blog will help you decide when you should consider leaving an umbrella company. We hope you find …

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The Correct Way To Make An Umbrella Company Comparison

The correct way to make an umbrella company comparison

If you’re looking for a PAYE payroll company, it’s natural that you’ll want to make an umbrella company comparison and then choose the one you like the most. However, with over 500 umbrella companies to choose from, how do you know what makes a good umbrella company? Also, are you …

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Are umbrella companies illegal?

Are umbrella companies illegal?

Amazingly, “are umbrella companies illegal” is a very commonly searched phrase on Google. Therefore, we wanted to discuss why some individuals and organisations may not be happy with umbrella companies and why some parties may be campaigning for umbrella companies to be made illegal. Keep reading for more information. Firstly …

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How does IR35 apply when working through an umbrella company?

How does IR35 apply when working through an umbrella company?

If you’re a contractor, freelancer or temporary worker, you should be up to speed with IR35 and how it works. However, regardless of your IR35 status, you may not be familiar with umbrella companies and how IR35 will apply should you use one at some point in the future. This …

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The LITRG share several tips to help contractors find compliant umbrella companies

The LITRG share several tips to help contractors find compliant umbrella companies

The Low Incomes Tax Reform (LITRG) has unveiled several valuable tips to help contractors pick a reliable umbrella company and stay clear from unethical providers. Please keep reading, and we’ll summarise the LITRG’s suggestions to help you find compliant umbrella companies. Anyone can set up an umbrella company, so be …

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Is there such thing as an umbrella company discount?

Is there such thing as an umbrella company discount?

There are hundreds of umbrella companies in the UK – over 500 to be precise. However, with so many umbrella companies, how do you know whether you’re getting value for money? Keep reading, and we’ll explain whether or not there is such thing as an umbrella company discount and what …

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10 reasons to choose a compliant umbrella company

10 reasons to choose a compliant umbrella company

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted the world, and especially the UK’s temporary workforce. However, while it may be tempting to choose an umbrella that’s offering inflated pay retention, its crucial contractors, freelancers and agency workers choose a compliant umbrella company for their payroll. Keep reading, and we’ll explain 10 …

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Umbrella company advice

10 pieces of useful umbrella company advice for contractors

If you’re new to umbrella companies, there is a lot of information to take on board. However, you’ve come to the right place, because the umbrellacompanies.org.uk website is full of useful umbrella company advice! Keep reading, and we’ll summarise ten key pieces of umbrella company advice for contractors, freelancers and …

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Professional Passport release report on umbrella companies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Professional Passport release report on umbrella companies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Professional Passport, payroll intermediary compliance specialists, has released a thorough report on umbrella companies. In the 38-page document, Crawford Temple, CEO at Professional Passport, outlines the industry’s legislation for 40 years. He then provides a series of suggestions to HMRC on how to regulate umbrella companies and stop non-compliance. It’s …

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It’s not the umbrella company’s fault you’re inside IR35!

It’s not the umbrella company’s fault you’re inside IR35!

We’ve noticed a lot of contractors moaning about their umbrella company because of pay retention. Nobody wants to lose large chunks of their income in taxes, but unfortunately, we all have to contribute to society. It’s not the umbrella company’s fault you’re inside IR35, and we’ll explain more in this …

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