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A government department fails to interpret IR35 correctly and faces an £87.9 million tax bill

A government department fails to interpret IR35 correctly and faces an £87.9 million tax bill

More IR35 confusion has come to light, this time from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). A review into the DWP’s IR35 compliance has unveiled an £87.9 million payment to HMRC. This payment is a result of years of inaccurate IR35 employment status assessments of contractors. IR35 is complex, …

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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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Churchill Knight Umbrella Is Open To The Idea Of Industry-Wide Umbrella Company Regulations

Churchill Knight Umbrella is open to the idea of industry-wide umbrella company regulations [Sponsored Editorial]

The following editorial has been written for umbrellacompanies.org.uk by Churchill Knight Umbrella – an FCSA accredited umbrella company. Recently, umbrella companies have been under fire in the news, most notably with the developments associated with mini umbrella company (MUC) fraud. While most umbrella companies (including Churchill Knight Umbrella) operate in …

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10 tips to take on board before joining an umbrella company

10 tips to take on board before joining an umbrella company

Before joining an umbrella company, there are plenty of things you should check. This article will provide you with 10 helpful tips to help you choose an umbrella company you can trust, and one that’ll provide you with an efficient payroll service. Request a take home pay calculation Umbrella companies …

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When should you consider leaving an umbrella company?

When should you consider leaving an umbrella company?

Are you currently using the services of an umbrella company that over-promised and is under-delivering? While some excellent umbrellas are out there, some could benefit from an overhaul in customer service. Our latest blog will help you decide when you should consider leaving an umbrella company. We hope you find …

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Are umbrella companies illegal?

Are umbrella companies illegal?

Amazingly, “are umbrella companies illegal” is a very commonly searched phrase on Google. Therefore, we wanted to discuss why some individuals and organisations may not be happy with umbrella companies and why some parties may be campaigning for umbrella companies to be made illegal. Keep reading for more information. Firstly …

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The LITRG share several tips to help contractors find compliant umbrella companies

The LITRG share several tips to help contractors find compliant umbrella companies

The Low Incomes Tax Reform (LITRG) has unveiled several valuable tips to help contractors pick a reliable umbrella company and stay clear from unethical providers. Please keep reading, and we’ll summarise the LITRG’s suggestions to help you find compliant umbrella companies. Anyone can set up an umbrella company, so be …

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Is there such thing as an umbrella company discount?

Is there such thing as an umbrella company discount?

There are hundreds of umbrella companies in the UK – over 500 to be precise. However, with so many umbrella companies, how do you know whether you’re getting value for money? Keep reading, and we’ll explain whether or not there is such thing as an umbrella company discount and what …

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Umbrella company advice

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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REC calls for HMRC to set up dedicated umbrella company hotline to easily report malpractice

REC calls for HMRC to set up dedicated umbrella company hotline to easily report malpractice

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has suggested that HMRC set up a dedicated umbrella company hotline to report non-compliance, unethical behaviour, and malpractice. What a jolly good idea! Keep reading and find out more. Non-compliant umbrella companies must be reported If you ever come across a non-compliant umbrella company, …

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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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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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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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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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Mini umbrella companies strike again

Mini umbrella companies strike again

Mini umbrella companies have hit the news again as it’s become apparent that some dishonest and greedy recruitment agencies have engaged with them to pay their temporary candidates. Astonishingly, a BBC investigation found that mini umbrella companies were paying some Covid test centre workers. These pose a serious threat to …

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Official government guidance: Working through an umbrella company

Official government guidance: Working through an umbrella company

The government has released some guidance online designed to help contractors, freelancers and agency workers who may require the services of an umbrella company. ‘Working through an umbrella company’ is a short piece of text (estimate 5-minute read) that will help cover the basics of umbrella payroll and provides you …

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