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Today Is Your Last Chance To Help The Government With A Call For Evidence About Umbrella Companies

Today Is Your Last Chance To Help The Government With A Call For Evidence About Umbrella Companies

The deadline is this evening! If you are a contractor, freelancer, recruitment agency or end-hirer who engages with umbrella companies, please help the government with the call for evidence into umbrella companies. The consultation closes this evening at 11:45 PM. Your input could help shape the future of the umbrella …

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Last Call For Contractors And Freelancers – Let The Government Know About Your Experience With Umbrella Companies

Last Call For Contractors And Freelancers – Let The Government Know About Your Experience With Umbrella Companies

Last year, the government opened a call for evidence into umbrella companies, and they want the entire supply chain to contribute. Whether you’re a contractor or freelancer or represent an agency or end-client, please participate and help the government better understand the marketplace. It looks like regulations will be arriving …

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Umbrella company cloning remains a serious threat to the sector in 2022

Sadly, the threat of umbrella company cloning doesn’t appear to have faded away. Instead, it remains a severe danger to the industry. If you work for an umbrella company, you must understand what umbrella company cloning is to protect your own business. But it isn’t just umbrella companies that need …

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Contractors – don’t forget to have your say on umbrella companies to help the government improve the industry

Contractors – don’t forget to have your say on umbrella companies to help the government improve the industry

The government has opened a consultation into the umbrella company marketplace, and it is seeking assistance from contractors, payroll providers and industry stakeholders. If you use an umbrella company or have feedback that could help the government, you’re being encouraged to participate. The more participants, the better the government will …

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New Government Guidance Sets Out To Help You Identify “If You Are At Risk Of Tax Avoidance”

New Government Guidance Sets Out To Help You Identify “If You Are At Risk Of Tax Avoidance”

Published on Thursday 18th November 2021, the government has released some online guidance to help agency workers and contractors who have used the services of umbrella companies. The guidance involves the user answering a series of questions. Once the final question has been answered, a screen appears with guidance relating …

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HMRC Defends Decision To Only Refer Contractors To FCSA Accredited Umbrella Companies And Claim It’s Because Of A Supplier

HMRC defends decision to only refer contractors to FCSA accredited umbrella companies and claim it’s because of a supplier

In a recent article posted on Contractor UK, HMRC defends itself for exclusively referring contractors to umbrella companies that have an accreditation from the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) and claim it’s because of a supplier. From our perspective – surely this is proof that HMRC values the FCSA? …

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Warning: The FCSA has website cloned

Warning: The FCSA has website cloned

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has had its website cloned by a third party. This type of behaviour is shameful. The person or persons responsible registered a similar-sounding domain on the 11th of October and have built a replica of the FCSA’s website. The cloned website includes bogus …

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What Is Umbrella Company Software And How Can It Help?

What Is Umbrella Company Software And How Can It Help?

Whether it’s built in-house or provided by a third party, almost every UK-based umbrella company uses umbrella company software. Not only can umbrella company software make life easier for those working at the umbrella company, but there are loads of benefits available to umbrella company employees too. Keep reading, and …

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Umbrella company cloning is the latest threat to the contractor payroll industry

Umbrella company cloning is the latest threat to the contractor payroll industry

In a recent article published by the FCSA, a warning has been issued to recruitment agencies that refer candidates to umbrella companies. It’s become apparent that criminals are pretending to represent well-respected umbrellas under fake companies (with almost identical names) in an attempt to trick agencies into sending payments to …

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The pros and cons of regulating the umbrella company sector

The pros and cons of regulating the umbrella company sector

There has been a long-standing wish from numerous stakeholders in the temporary workforce sector for the government to regulate umbrella companies. However, is regulating the umbrella company industry the correct solution to improve compliance and protect contractors, freelancers and agency workers? We’ve had a look at the pros and cons …

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Finding a good umbrella company: 10 tips for temporary workers

Finding a good umbrella company: 10 tips for temporary workers

We’re reading more and more trash online about umbrella companies and how “dodgy” and “unethical” they all are. We’re not here to mislead our readers, and some umbrella companies have acted poorly in the past and should be black-listed. However, most UK-based umbrella companies provide a valuable service that’s reliable …

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Umbrella company complaints – what is fair, and what is fussy?

Umbrella company complaints – what is fair, and what is fussy?

Unsurprisingly, umbrella companies are frequently subjected to complaints. After all, payroll is something that you always want to run smoothly! However, while some umbrella companies may be acting inefficiently, others are subjected to complaints that aren’t justified. This article will look at some of the most frequent complaints we’ve come …

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TUC Calls For Umbrella Companies To Be Banned

TUC calls for umbrella companies to be banned

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has recently requested that the government bans all umbrella companies in the UK due to malpractice and “inadequate regulations”. There is no doubt that some umbrellas have acted unethically, and this has tainted the industry. However, banning all umbrella companies would be an incomprehensible over-reaction …

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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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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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Greedy contractors could be fueling tax avoidance schemes

Greedy contractors could be fueling tax avoidance schemes

We’re grateful to have some friends within the umbrella company marketplace who are well-positioned to share valuable experiences with our readers. We’re surprised to hear the number of contractors who complain to umbrella companies about their take-home pay and how other umbrella companies are quoting them more. Some temporary workers …

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