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There have been plenty of boundaries put in place as an effort to stop contractors from retaining significantly higher pay compared to permanent workers. For example, IR35 is the most obvious that comes to mind. However, despite recent changes...
If you’re a contractor in the UK, there are two primary methods you can get paid. Option one involves being the director of a personal service company (PSC). Option two is using an umbrella company for your payroll (PAYE)....
There is growing pressure on the government from plenty of stakeholders to regulate umbrella companies to help protect temporary workers and stop tax avoidance schemes. This blog will look at why people are calling for the regulation of umbrella...
Contracting in the UK has often been a popular way for self-employed professionals to operate. Traditionally, there have been plenty of advantages of being a contractor and only a few drawbacks. However, with changes to IR35, perhaps the tides...
You may have noticed that mini umbrella companies have made the headlines again – most notably on the BBC website after an investigation by Radio 4’s File on 4 team. We’ve summarised mini umbrella company fraud, and why agencies...
The UK Contracting Support Team has created a Euro 2020 sweepstake kit for you to play with your friends, colleagues and family members. If you pick France, Germany, Spain or Italy – you're in with a great chance of...
From 6th April 2020, agency workers should be given a Key Information Document (KID) before they start a role through an employment business. This short blog will investigate what is a Key Information Document, and how they affect contractors,...
Great news for all our readers (if you're a football fan)! The UK Contracting Support Team has prepared a Euro 2020 wall chart, and it's free to download now! Get your wall chart today and start filling it out...
England football legend and broadcasting superstar Gary Lineker is being pursued by HMRC for a tax bill worth almost £5 million, making this one of the most prominent IR35 cases of all time. It's not the first time HMRC...
For over a year, the UK workforce has been urged to work from home where possible. But with the end of the pandemic in sight, when will bosses call their workers back into the office? Or could we in...