NIERS – Your Questions Answered

Working in the contractor/agency sector, you find that the same questions always rear their heads. One of the most repeated questions is what is this  NIERS deduction on my payslip?  If they have not been paid via an Umbrella Payroll... Read More

Blue Monday Blues!

As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, many of us find ourselves feeling a little less energised and a little more down. And then, seemingly out of nowhere, Blue Monday rolls around, exacerbating those feelings of sadness and... Read More

Understanding the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003

In today’s dynamic job market, employment agencies and businesses play a crucial role in connecting job seekers with potential employers. However, to ensure fair and ethical practices, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003 was implemented. In... Read More

LGBT Diversity in the Workplace

Why LGBT Diversity in the Workplace is a Good Thing LGBT diversity in the workplace means both the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the workforce, as well as openness. It is important because it can lead... Read More

Why Use a Compliant Umbrella Payroll Company

If you are a contractor, you have a number of options when it comes to payroll. You can set up your own limited company (if outside of IR35), or you can use an umbrella payroll provider. The odds are that... Read More

Mental Health Awareness

Mental health is just as important as physical health, and it’s something that we should all be talking about. That’s why we’re so glad that Mental Health Awareness Week is here. This week is a chance for us to raise... Read More

Understanding the VAT Reverse Charge for the Construction Industry

Are you ready to dive into the world of VAT reverse charge for the construction industry? If you’re new to this concept or need a refresher, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through... Read More

Why Should You Request A P45?

It is a disturbingly common practice among contractors to move from one umbrella payroll provider to another whilst they are working with recruitment agencies. This can be down to a number of reasons including an agency insisting that you use... Read More

Why Should I Use Salary Sacrifice?

With the continued bulk of contracts falling inside of IR35, many contractors are being hit with a double-whammy. Workers are seeing an increase in the amount of HMRC contributions that they are liable for compared to working through their Limited... Read More

Why Do Contractors Pay the Apprenticeship Levy (App Levy)?

One of the most common questions from contractors when they first start working with an umbrella payroll service is “why am I paying the app levy?”. App levy is passed on to the contractor as it cannot be taken from... Read More

Expenses – Can You Or Can’t You?

With the changes to IR35 that were rolled-out on April 5th 2021, many contractors working in the private sectors have found that they can only be paid via an umbrella or internal PAYE. Under PAYE/umbrella, the way that these contractors... Read More