2020 – A Year In Review

2020 for many has been a year of uncertainties, and a year of frustration. With the outbreak of Covid 19 causing both fear and frustration, the knock-on effect that it has had has been much more far reaching than anticipated. From people losing work due to the various lockdowns, to panic buying and food shortages, our great […]

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Preparing For The Future With Your Pension

The number of self-employed and contracted workers that continue to prepare for retirement by investing in a pension has seen a drastic reduction according to our sources. This in part could be put down to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and the reduced or absence of income that many contractors have faced, placing many in a […]

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Building A Better Umbrella

Despite many agencies now instructing contractors to only use FCSA accredited umbrellas, the marketplace is still full of dubious payment providers. Unfortunately when a contractor is offered a unrealistically high take-home pay, they are willing to push and push the agency until they can use the umbrella.  This causes problems for everyone especially the contractor.  […]

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Umbrella Or PAYE

With April 2020 looming, many contractors are finding that they have to find an alternative pay method for receiving their remuneration. Most agencies are instructing contractors to use an umbrella company to be able receive payments from the agency, otherwise they will need to go PAYE. The changes in IR35 legislation are being felt right […]

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We Are FCSA Accredited

Payments Pro are now a fully accredited FCSA member further proving our commitment to compliance and market-leading customer service. The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) was setup to ensure that accountancy, umbrella and payroll in the contracting sector had clearly defined standards.  Set up in 2008 they rigorously ensure that registered members follow HMRC […]

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