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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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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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What is the difference between a compliant umbrella company and a tax avoidance scheme?

What is the difference between a compliant umbrella company and a tax avoidance scheme?

There is no hiding from the fact that changes to IR35 (off-payroll) have resulted in more unscrupulous tax avoidance schemes targetting workers who require umbrella payroll (PAYE). It’s disappointing to see. While most umbrellas are UK based and fully compliant with HMRC’s rules and regulations, some are preying on vulnerable …

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Finding an umbrella company in the New Year: 10 tips for contractors and freelancers seeking an umbrella company

Finding an umbrella company in the New Year: 10 tips for contractors and freelancers seeking an umbrella company

The demand for umbrella companies is rising due to recent changes to off-payroll working rules (IR35). It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of temporary workers require the services of an umbrella for their payroll. Our latest article is aimed at both well-established contractors and those who are becoming temporary workers …

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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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An umbrellacompanies.org.uk reader shares new non-compliant umbrella company arrangement with us

An umbrellacompanies.org.uk reader shares new non-compliant umbrella company arrangement with us

We have been made aware of an umbrella company offering contractors dividend payments to increase their pay retention. We’re not here to name names, and we’re not here to scaremonger. However, we are here to educate our readers and help contractors, freelancers, and temporary workers make well-informed decisions regarding their …

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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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The warning signs of a tax avoidance scheme

The warning signs of a tax avoidance scheme

Using an umbrella company is a simple, hassle-free way to get paid as a contractor, and the majority of umbrella companies operate in a compliant fashion. Unfortunately, there are a few unscrupulous tax avoidance schemes that disguise themselves as umbrella companies, and using one of these could land you in …

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Mini Umbrella Companies (MUC) Giving Industry Bad Name

“Mini umbrella companies” (MUC) are the latest thing to try and give the marketplace a bad name

A majority of umbrella companies are compliant, but it only takes one or two non-compliant providers to come to light to give the marketplace a bad name. Well, it’s happened again. And it’s really annoyed us. We’re not going to announce the names of the irresponsible providers that are responsible, …

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HMRC release corporate report that discusses marketed tax avoidance schemes

HMRC issue warning in new corporate report covering marketed tax avoidance schemes – “please be vigilant”

A report published on the 26th November 2020 by HMRC discusses marketed tax avoidance schemes, and it makes for some fascinating reading. Entitled ‘Use of marketed tax avoidance schemes in the UK’, HMRC cover the size of the UK’s tax avoidance market, promoters of tax avoidance schemes, and what HMRC …

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Conducting an umbrella company comparison

The right way to conduct an umbrella company comparison

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a Sherlock Holmes when it comes to identifying a deal? We certainly don’t blame you if you do! When it comes to looking for an umbrella company, we suggest you make a real effort comparing the providers out there. We’ve put a …

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What is a tax avoidance scheme?

How to spot a tax avoidance scheme, and why you should never use one

To put it bluntly – tax avoidance schemes are evil. They trick you into thinking paying less tax is fine and they’ll help you retain more of your hard-earned money. But what they fail to mention is the fact that if you engage with one, you’ll more than likely face …

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