Recently, we have received a couple of queries from contractors who have never completed a starter checklist for PAYE before and are unsure which statement applies to them. Continue reading as we outline what each statement means and in which scenario it would apply to you.
As an employer, umbrella companies are legally required to enrol their employees into a pension within three months. This blog will provide an overview of pensions with an umbrella company. There is the option to opt out of pension contributions, as we will explain.
Recent changes in legislation (off-payroll working rules) have seen a rise in demand for umbrella companies throughout the UK. However, if you’ve never used an umbrella company before, there can be a lot of information to digest. And, with over 500 umbrella companies to choose from – how do you know which one is best? Our latest article summarises 10 tips for workers new to umbrella companies, and we hope you find it helpful.
Salary sacrifice is a great way to boost your personal pension pot by increasing the amount you contribute each time you are paid. If you’re a contractor, freelancer or agency worker and you require the services of an umbrella company, some can accommodate salary sacrifice – if it’s something you’re interested in. Continue reading to find out more about salary sacrifice.
When you work through a recruitment agency, you will be asked to opt-in or out of the Conduct Regulations. But do you know what this means? Continue reading as we explain what the Conduct Regulations are and what it means to opt-in or out of the legislation.
Umbrella Company UK has successfully passed our annual FCAS compliance review. Having undergone a series of assessments, we’ve successfully proven we remain fully compliant with HMRC rules and regulations, and we’re committed to providing our clients with a first-rate service. Please keep reading and find out more about our renewed FCSA accreditation.
Before you register with an umbrella company, it’s a great idea to request a tailored take home pay illustration to get an idea about what your net take home pay will be after deductions. Continue reading to discover how umbrella company illustrations are formulated and why companies may be quoting you differently.
When you register with an umbrella company, your offer of employment is usually subject to you returning your signed Contract of Employment, proof of identity, your right to work in the UK, and a copy of your P45 (or HMRC’s New Starter Checklist). But why are these documents required? Continue reading to discover why umbrella companies will request these documents as part of the onboarding process.
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has recently released a report that spotlights umbrella companies. With changes to IR35 legislation increasing demand for payroll intermediaries, the report sets out to provide valuable information for contractors, freelancers and agency workers. We’ve summarised the report below, and it makes for some interesting reading.
If you’re thinking about starting a contracting career or are moving from a limited company to an umbrella company, we understand you’ll probably have a few queries about how umbrella companies work. Don’t worry – we’re here to help! We’ve summarised the main questions we get asked by contractors to help you decide whether an umbrella company is right for you.