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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The Future of Furloughing

As the smallest entity across industry supply chains, contractors have been among the hardest hit by the Covid 19 lockdown.  For many contractors, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been an essential and valuable necessity when many of their staple contracts and placements have had to be postponed or cancelled. When a contractor is […]

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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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NIERS – Your Questions Answered

Working in the contractor/agency industry 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 company or had their own Limited Company before, then this additional deduction can cause some […]

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