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New Government Guidance Designed To Help Employers And Workers Understand Employment Status And Rights

New government guidance designed to help employers and workers understand employment status and rights

The government has released comprehensive guidance (26th July 2022) to help businesses and workers understand employment status and rights to ensure legislation is adhered to, and there are no ongoing complications. Keep reading, and we’ll summarise some of the important conclusions within the new guidance. “One-stop shop guidance” Released on …

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Crunch CEO Darren Fell “utterly delighted” at Rishi Sunak’s resignation after “attack after attack on the self-employed”

Crunch CEO Darren Fell “utterly delighted” at Rishi Sunak’s resignation after “attack after attack on the self-employed”

CEO and Founder of Crunch Accounting, Darren Fell, has released a post via Crunch’s LinkedIn profile explaining why he is “utterly delighted” that Rishi Sunak has resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer. In the statement, Darren also explains why he believes Rishi should “never be allowed to come back to …

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Contractor UK Brings ‘Sham’ Umbrella Company Accreditation Body To Light In Alarming Article

Contractor UK brings ‘sham’ umbrella company accreditation body to light in alarming article

As if choosing a compliant umbrella company isn’t difficult enough! There are over 500 umbrellas in the UK, and while most are compliant, some are tax avoidance schemes preying on vulnerable contractors and freelancers. In an article by Contractor UK, a ‘sham’ accreditation body has been identified. If you’re a …

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Advice For Contractors Who Think They’ve Not Received Their Fair Share Of Holiday Pay From An Umbrella Company

Advice for contractors who think they’ve not received their fair share of holiday pay from an umbrella company

Compliant umbrella companies will not only explain how holiday pay works before you register with them, but they’ll also ensure they process it compliantly and as requested. Frustratingly, this hasn’t always been the case and a few umbrella companies have been accused of retaining holiday pay for themselves – leaving …

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Report by Committee of Public Accounts is "damning indictment of the IR35 rules", says IPSE

Report by Committee of Public Accounts is “damning indictment of the IR35 rules”, says IPSE

In a report (25th May 2022) by the Committee of Public Accounts entitled ‘Lessons from implementing IR35 reforms’, HMRC is accused of having “done little to understand the wider impact of the reforms on workers or labour markets”. Keep reading as we summarise the report and share IPSE’s views on …

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10 Organisations Every Contractor And Freelancer Should Be Following

10 organisations every contractor and freelancer should be following

If you’re a contractor or freelancer, there are many rules and regulations to understand within your sector – especially when it comes to payroll. For example, with so many temporary workers finding themselves inside IR35 since recent changes to off-payroll working rules, hundreds of thousands of workers have been required …

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Umbrella Company Examples – The Difference Between A Compliant Umbrella And Tax Avoidance Scheme

Umbrella company examples – the difference between a compliant umbrella and tax avoidance scheme

We’ve noticed that many contractors and freelancers are Google searching for ‘umbrella company examples’, and as a result, our team has put a few examples together to help you out. Please keep reading for two umbrella company examples – one example being an experience with a compliant umbrella company and …

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An Umbrella Company Comparison Guide

An Umbrella Company Comparison Guide

The umbrella company market is booming, and there are over 500 providers in the UK. With so many companies to choose from, how do you know which umbrella will provide you with the best value and most reliable payroll service? Please keep reading because this guide will explain everything you …

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Should You Bother Transferring Umbrella Companies?

Should You Bother Transferring Umbrella Companies?

Transferring umbrella companies sounds stressful. However, you may be surprised to know that it’s pretty easy, and your new umbrella will support you throughout the process. Please keep reading, and we’ll summarise the steps involved when transferring umbrella companies, and we’ll help you decide whether it’s worth moving or not. …

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We’ve Updated Our Umbrella Company Directory To Help You Identify Which Providers Are FCSA And Professional Passport Accredited

We’ve Updated Our Umbrella Company Directory To Help You Identify Which Providers Are FCSA And Professional Passport Accredited

There are hundreds of umbrella companies in the UK, meaning it’s difficult to choose a provider you can trust with so many options. To help make your life easier, we’ve updated our popular umbrella company directory that shows the providers accredited by either the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) …

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What should you do if you receive inaccurate and unethical pay illustrations from an umbrella company?

What should you do if you receive inaccurate and unethical pay illustrations from an umbrella company?

The UCHQ team recently received an email from a concerned contractor. The message suggested an FCSA accredited umbrella company had given the contractor a misleading take-home pay illustration, and this was discovered once the worker had been paid for the first time. Please keep reading, and we’ll share the story …

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Umbrella workers' national insurance increase is almost double that of regular workers

Umbrella Workers’ National Insurance Increase Is Almost Double That Of Regular Workers

The Chancellor will impose an increase in both employers’ and employees’ National Insurance Contributions (NICs), which will take effect from April 6th 2022.  The increase being imposed is 1.25 percentage points, meaning the actual rise is about 9% for employers and 10% for employees.  For some time, most freelancers working for end clients through an umbrella company have …

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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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Be wary of any umbrella company that’s actively promoting expenses

Be Wary Of Any Umbrella Company That’s Actively Promoting Expenses

In 2016, the government introduced legislation referred to as Supervision, Direction and Control (SDC). Effectively, this put an end to contractors and freelancers working through an umbrella company from claiming tax relief on travel and subsistence expenses. However, we still hear reports of umbrella companies promoting that they will process …

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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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Court of Appeal rules in favour of worker in holiday pay case against Pimlico Plumbers

Court of Appeal rules in favour of worker in holiday pay case against Pimlico Plumbers

Last year, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled against Gary Smith, a past heating engineer at Pimlico Plumbers, regarding backdated holiday pay. However, having appealed further, the Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the previous employee in a ground-breaking case. Keep reading, and we’ll summarise the recent case and remind …

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