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Budget Tax Implications for Umbrella Company Freelancers

PAYE Umbrella Companies

PAYE Umbrella Company, you have the ability to become one of the employees in that particular company. Once you have become a part of the company, you are told to make sure that the company pays you either weekly or monthly based on your time sheet. The umbrella company then pays you salary after deduction […]

Two umbrella companies now face liquidation

� Contractors warned to ensure they are operating compliantly and conforming to regulations as two umbrella companies now face liquidation. Sunday Solutions and Bradbury & Co have just gone into liquidation due to the umbrella company not paying tax liabilities on behalf of their contractors. Despite the fact contractors believed they had been paid the […]

Umbrella Company IT Contractors ‘safer’

Umbrella company contractors specialising in IT are now being seen as “a much safer profession” according to ITContractor.com. The IT contract market news portal says this could result in tempting traditionally risk-averse permanent workers to reconsider their roles. Gerry McLaughlin, from the news service, thinks this newfound job security was the result of businesses coming […]

Andy Wells Named Operations Director For Umbrella Company FPS Group

Andy Wells Named Operations Director For Umbrella Company FPS Group (PRWEB) November 29, 2010 Andy Wells has been appointed as Operations Director for FPS Group, a leading British umbrella company. The new role is a promotion for Andy who was […]

Kingsley Daniels Named Head of Sales for FPS Group

Kingsley Daniels Named Head of Sales for FPS Group (PRWEB) December 6, 2010 Kingsley Daniels has been appointed as Associate Director of Sales for FPS Group, a leading British umbrella company. The new role is a promotion for Kingsley who […]

PAYE Umbrella Company

The PAYE Umbrella Company has come even more to the fore with the abolition of Composite Companies. The two options left for contractors are the PAYE Umbrella Company and Limited Companies. Those service providers who provided a safe and reliable PAYE Umbrella Company option are now seeing the benefits of not sailing too close to […]

Union asks HMRC to clamp down on false self employment practices of payroll companies

Construction union, UCATT, has urged HMRC to investigate how some payroll companies have been registering workers as ‘self employed’ in order to slash employers’ National Insurance bills.

Umbrella companies barred from fiddling National Minimum Wage calculations

Updated National Minimum Wage Regulations came into effect on 1st January 2011, which prevent umbrella companies from using travel and subsistence expenses in the calculation of the NMW.

Government plans new initiatives to help new enterprises

The government is keen to see small businesses grow and to help this happen it has launched some new initiatives. It has also been announced that the New Enterprise Allowance scheme is to be extended in the hope of creating up to 40,000 new companies by 2013.

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