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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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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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IPSE release report examining the attitudes and concerns of umbrella company workers

IPSE release report examining the attitudes and concerns of umbrella company workers

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has released a report which looks at the attitudes of temporary workers who are using the services of umbrella companies for payroll. The report has some fascinating findings, as we summarise in this article. Please keep reading for more information and …

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Advice for contractors: An umbrella company example

As umbrella companies are in higher demand than ever before, we’ve created an umbrella example to help explain how the payroll businesses work, and how the supply chain interacts to ensure temporary workers are paid on time. Keep reading for more information, including access to our umbrella company example infographic. …

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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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An exclusive interview with Chris Bryce – the new CEO at the FCSA

An exclusive interview with Chris Bryce – the new CEO at the FCSA

We’re delighted to announce that our team has been lucky enough to have an exclusive interview with Chris Bryce – the new CEO at the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA). Please keep reading to discover Chris’s thoughts on his new job, the FCSA, regulating umbrella companies, and advice for …

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What is going on at Parasol Group?

What is going on at Parasol Group?

A few weeks ago, Parasol, a leading umbrella company, was struck by a cyber-attack that caused severe issues to the company’s operations. Now, it appears the impact of the attack remains, and angry employees have taken to Twitter to share their displeasure. The last public update from Parasol was well …

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How do umbrella companies make money?

How Do Umbrella Companies Make Money?

There is a common misconception that umbrella companies are raking it in. In reality, the only income that umbrella companies generate is the margin they deduct in exchange for the administrative payroll service they provide. Find out more about how umbrella companies make money in this article. What is an …

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Essential Advice: Protecting Your Umbrella Company & Payroll Business From Cyber Security Threats And Hackers

Essential Advice: Protecting Your Umbrella Company & Payroll Business From Cyber Security Threats And Hackers

Okay, so we’re a little late to the party regarding sharing this article. However, we know that many umbrella company representatives visit our website for helpful information and we have decided it would be irresponsible of us not to share this very informative article. Written by the team at My …

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Which umbrella companies and contractor accountants have been hacked or subjected to cyber-attacks?

Which umbrella companies and contractor accountants have been hacked or subjected to cyber-attacks?

The entire umbrella company and contractor accountancy sector has been shaken by multiple cyber security attacks that have had devastating consequences. This article examines the cyber-attacks that have targeted umbrella companies and contractor accountants, including Giant Pay, Brookson, Parasol and SJD Accountancy. September 2021 – Giant Pay On Friday 24th …

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"Key systems" at SJD Accountancy impacted by cyber security incident

“Key systems” at SJD Accountancy impacted by cyber security incident

Another brand under the Optionis Group, SJD Accountancy, has also been hit by cybercriminals. Earlier today, we wrote an article about a similar threat faced by Nixon Williams – contractor accountants within the Optionis Group. Here is what we know. Two Optionis brands, Parasol (umbrella company) and Nixon Williams (contractor …

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Nixon Williams – another well-known and umbrella company and accountant suffers from a “cyber security incident”

Nixon Williams – another well-known umbrella company and accountant suffers from a “cyber security incident”

2022 has already been a very stressful year for several leading umbrella companies that have been subjected to malicious cyber threats, including Brookson and Parasol. Now, it appears another leading umbrella company and contractor accountant has been targeted by cybercriminals – Nixon Williams. We’ve found an update on the Nixon …

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Download Our Complete Guide To Umbrella Companies

Download our complete guide to umbrella companies

If you’re new to umbrella companies, you will probably have many questions about how they work and process your payroll. Our Team has put together a complete guide to umbrella companies, and it sets out to answer all of the most commonly asked questions about umbrella companies and how they …

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The FCSA responds to recent cyber-attacks targetting umbrella companies

The FCSA responds to recent cyber-attacks targetting umbrella companies

Brookson, a leading UK-based umbrella company, had been hit by a cyber-attack this week that’s caused a temporary halt to services. Astonishingly, Brookson is not alone. Parasol, another well-known umbrella, has also been targeted recently, and Giant Pay was heavily impacted by cyber criminals last year. The Freelancer and Contractor …

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Brookson is the latest umbrella company to be hit with a “malicious” cyber attack

Brookson is the latest umbrella company to be hit with a “malicious” cyber attack

Umbrella companies are continuing to be targeted by cybercriminals. Last night, one of the UK’s leading umbrella companies, Brookson, was struck by an “aggressive attack”. Thankfully, a company update from CEO Andrew Fahey (shared on Brookson’s business LinkedIn profile) confirmed the systems in place were able to “contain the impact …

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