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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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The truth about umbrella companies in 2021

The truth about umbrella companies in 2021

Shock! Umbrella companies are in the news again. It’s mightily frustrating to read that some umbrellas out there completely disregard the rules and put their employees at risk of non-compliance. Now seems the perfect opportunity to reassure our readers that most UK-based umbrella companies are compliant and provide a pretty …

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Compliant umbrellas help the government and don't contribute towards lost tax

Compliant umbrellas help the government and don’t contribute towards lost tax

Non-compliant umbrella companies are causing havoc in the industry. However, it’s worth remembering that compliant umbrella companies help the government and don’t contribute towards lost tax. Please keep reading, and we’ll explain what we mean. We also look at the difference between compliant and non-compliant umbrella companies. Helping contractors pay …

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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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Should Umbrella Companies Be Regulated?

Should umbrella companies be regulated?

In recent news, the umbrella company industry has come under fire, and there are calls for umbrella companies to be regulated. This article looks at why there is a demand for umbrella companies to be regulated. We also suggest what we would like to see in terms of regulating the …

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Which umbrella companies are accredited by the FCSA and Professional Passport?

Which umbrella companies are accredited by the FCSA and Professional Passport?

Yet again, a new umbrella company fraud case has come to light, and it’s extremely disappointing. This time, greedy agencies are engaging with min umbrella companies to reduce their costs, while putting their candidates at risk of non-compliance with HMRC. It’s never been more important to use a compliant umbrella …

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What are the benefits of using an umbrella company?

What are the benefits of using an umbrella company?

In this short article, we’re going to highlight some of the key benefits of using an umbrella company for your payroll. Umbrella companies are often unfairly scrutinised, so we wanted to clarify to our readers that there are plenty of advantages to using them. Keep reading to find out more. …

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Don't believe umbrella company bad press – 11 facts about umbrella companies

Don’t believe umbrella company bad press – 11 facts about umbrella companies

Umbrella companies are often portrayed negatively by third party organisations who have a vendetta against the government for implementing changes to off-payroll legislation. As a result, umbrella companies are frequently being made a scapegoat. Don’t believe everything you read. Here are eleven facts about umbrella companies. They operate PAYE Compliant …

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How To Report A Non-Compliant Umbrella Company

How to report a non-compliant umbrella company

Thankfully, most UK-based umbrella companies are compliant with HMRC rules and regulations and have their employees’ best interests at heart. However, a few let down the industry and operate non-compliantly. Here is how to report a non-compliant umbrella company to the UK’s leading professional bodies (the FCSA and Professional Passport) …

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Should You Bother Switching Umbrella Companies?

Should you bother switching umbrella companies?

Amazingly, there are over 500 umbrella companies in the UK. Therefore, there is plenty of choice for contractors and freelancers when choosing a company for their payroll. However, if you find a better deal elsewhere, or your current umbrella company is performing disappointingly, should you bother switching umbrella companies? We’ll …

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10 facts about using a contractor umbrella company

10 facts about using a contractor umbrella company

If you’re interested in using a contractor umbrella company for your payroll, but aren’t sure how they work, you’ve found the right article! Here are 10 facts about umbrella companies. How many of the following were you already aware of? Firstly, we must make it clear – the following facts …

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How to identify the worst umbrella companies in the marketplace

How to identify the worst umbrella companies in the marketplace

Our website is full of useful information to help contractors and freelancers identify the UK’s best umbrella companies. However, we haven’t dedicated an article that explains how to identify the worst umbrella companies. Therefore, we’ve collated 9 points that we think you need to be aware of. Whatever you do …

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