With each new tax year, there are often changes to tax rates that could affect your take home pay. Continue reading as we outline the tax changes introduced for the 2022-23 tax year and how this will affect your take home pay when working through an umbrella company.
One of contractors’ most commonly asked questions when they receive their first payslip is “why am I paying the Apprenticeship Levy?”. Continue reading as we discuss what the Apprenticeship Levy is, who is pays the Levy and why it is displayed on your payslip.
As a result of workplace pension auto-enrolment, more and more contractors are saving towards a pension. One of the benefits of saving into a workplace pension is tax relief. The way it is given differs depending on the pension scheme you are enrolled into. Continue reading to discover how tax relief on your pension contributions works.
The Freelancer and Contractor Service Association (FCSA) has brought a new type of fraud to its members’ attention, targeting recruitment agencies. This blog summarises the new scam and explains how it works. If you represent a staffing agency and place temporary workers – you must read the following and ensure your business has precautions in place.
The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) came into force on the 1st of October 2011 and profoundly impacted the contracting sector and temporary workers. Continue reading to discover what the AWR’s mean for you.
When you register with an umbrella company, you become an employee of that company and are entitled to the same rights as any other UK-based employee. Continue reading as we discuss the Working Time Regulations and whether you should opt-in or out of the 48-hour working week.
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.